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COVID Vaccinations Start At 7 Boston Churches

BOSTON (CBS) – Some Boston churches are helping to get more people vaccinated.

The Whittier Street Health Center will administer vaccines at seven churches in the city, starting Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The church is in the business of saving people. That's what we do, we save people. We save lives now were trying to save lives in a much different way," said Rev. Miniard Culpepper, senior pastor at Pleasant Hill.

The mobile vaccination clinic will visit six more churches through March 22.

You can see the full list here.

Each church will receive 150 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. In order to get vaccinated, you must meet the state's criteria.

After applying first doses at the seven churches, Whittier Street Health Center's vaccine van will travel to public housing developments and then return to the same churches to administer second doses in April.

"Many in our community were working in supermarkets, working in the hotels, the airport so they can't afford to stay home. It's important to vaccinate as many as we can, as soon as we can," said Bob Edwards of Whittier Street Health Center.

For more information on the church vaccination program, click here.

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