Codman Partners with BMC to Open COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Dorchester

Rep Russell Holmes

State Rep. Russell Holmes addresses the group at Russell Auditorium.

Codman has partnered with Boston Medical Center (BMC) to open the Dorchester Community Vaccination site at Russell Auditorium (70 Talbot Ave). Patients of the health center and other community members will be able to schedule vaccinations at the site, which is a well-known neighborhood location.

We continue to provide community members COVID-19 testing at the site. The entrance for the testing is at the rear of the parking lot.

Codman and BMC celebrated the grand opening of the site on the morning of Tuesday, February 22. Attorney General Maura Healey joined the event, as did State Rep. Russell Holmes, Codman CEO Sandra Cotterell, and Thea James, Vice President of Mission for BMC.

Codman has been vaccinating patients as they qualify, according to state guidelines, since Feb. 8. The new vaccination site is much more convenient for our patients and community. The site is dedicated to COVID-19 testing and vaccination, and there is plenty of off-street parking. Patients can get in and out of the site in minutes.

The new site is a welcome one for the community, as some residents are not able to easily travel to the closest state vaccination sites.

“Sites like this are very important for our community,” said Cotterell. “Having a site for residents where they live — where they get the support of trusted people that they know from Boston Medical Center, Codman and other local health centers — will go a long way in addressing the communities they serve and help to get vaccines in the arms of those who need it.”

The Dorchester Reporter and the Boston Herald covered the event.