The Massachusetts State Lottery offered its help to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts by opening three clinics in retail locations during the weekend.
With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading quickly globally and across the US, the lottery offered retail locations in Lawrence, New Bedford and Springfield to be used as vaccination clinics at the weekend.
“As the virus continues to spread, getting people vaccinated and boosted is critical in protecting ourselves and those around us,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
“The Lottery wants to make sure COVID vaccines are easily accessible to help support the health of everyone in our state.”
City Mart in Lawrence, Richdale in New Bedford, and One Stop Mart in Springfield all opened their doors on January 8-9 to residents waiting to receive booster vaccines as the world adjusts to the rise of the new Omicron variant.
“Public health and safety continues to be a priority and we are proud to be able to activate available resources to implement this important effort for the Commonwealth,” added Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Mass Lottery.
Additionally, the lottery announced the final week of 2021 broke the record for its all-time weekly sales figures, with $145.33m of sales going through between Christmas and New-Year.