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City of Springfield Announces Partnership with Behavioral Health Network as part of the City’s Efforts to Vaccinate Eligible Residents

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris joined with Behavioral Health Network (BHN) President and CEO Steve Winn, Ph.D., BHN Executive Vice President Jessica DeFlumer-Trapp, BHN VP Sue West, and BHN Social Justice Director Chelan Brown, to announce that the City of Springfield will be partnering with BHN to vaccinate eligible Springfield residents, especially those who have been historically underserved.

The City of Springfield is set to receive 800 ‘social equity’ doses weekly from the state and will allocate an initial 250 vaccination doses to BHN for Springfield residents, especially those in the Lower Liberty Heights Neighborhood.  Vaccinations for city residents are expected to begin Friday, March 26, 2021 at the BHN clinic located at 417 Liberty Street.  A link with special details on how to register for an appointment will be posted on the BHN and City of Springfield websites.    

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank BHN CEO Steve Winn and his team for partnering with the City of Springfield to help our ongoing efforts in getting the vaccine out and into our neighborhoods.  Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I will continue to advocate for more doses of the vaccine so that we can continue to implement local neighborhood vaccine sits across our city to improve and increase our efforts of making sure everyone who is eligible can get vaccinated.”

HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris stated, “To continue to successfully mitigate the community spread of this COVID-19 Coronavirus it is critical that we work collaboratively to meet the public health needs of our residents, especially those who historically have been underserved.  I am thankful to Behavioral Health Network for partnering with the City of Springfield in helping to make the vaccine available to our residents.”

BHN President and CEO Winn stated, “BHN is incredibly pleased to be partnering with the city of Springfield to bring much needed vaccines to underserved residents.  Our clinic has been vaccinating staff, clients, and associates of BHN’s for the past two months, and we are excited to now be able to serve surrounding neighborhoods as well.  We thank the Mayor and Commissioner Caulton-Harris, and look forward to fighting the pandemic in this way with them.”

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