Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients

14

BMC Inpatients Requiring ICU Care

4

BMC Inpatients Under Investigation (pending + negatives treated as positives) 

1

Cumulative Staff Who Have Tested Positive

1,143 (1 new since 4/28)

Massachusetts Cases

648,967 (as of 5/4)

Click to see the most up-to-date city, state, and national numbers: Boston | Massachusetts  | United States

UPDATED: Employee Vaccinations

As of April 29, 79 percent of all BMC and BUMG employees have been vaccinated, with LIPs and residents at 93 percent and 96 percent respectively.

Our goal is to get to as close to 100 percent as possible. Employees can call 617-638-9660 (ext. 8-9660) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday to schedule an appointment. You can also walk-in to the Employee Administration Clinic in Dowling during hours of operation:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8-10 a.m.
  • Friday, 3-5 p.m.

If you received your vaccination somewhere other than BMC, please email [email protected], so we can keep an accurate count of employee vaccinations.

NEW: Vaccine Research Study for a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

The Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at BMC is looking for healthy children under 12 years of age to take part in a vaccine research study for a pediatric COVID vaccine. The study involves a pre-screening phone call, two doses of a research vaccine or placebo, blood draws, and anterior nasal swabs.

If interested, please contact the study team at 617-414-5194 or [email protected]. You will be compensated for your child’s time in the study. Click here to sign up.

NEW: Shapiro 5C Vaccination Clinic Closing May 14

BMC will be closing the Shapiro 5C patient vaccination location, due to decreased vaccination demand in Boston. The last day for this location will be Friday, May 14. If you have a patient who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine, please send them to the vaccination sites in Dowling ground floor or 85 E. Concord ground floor. Hours of operation for these sites are:

  • Dowling: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 85 E. Concord: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NEW: Fit Testing Hours Being Reduced to Two Hours Per Session

Beginning Tuesday, May 11, fit testing hours will be reduced to twice a week for two hours each session. The sessions will continue to be drop-in and will be held in Yawkey basement conference room B. Upcoming fit testing sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 7: 2-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 11: 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, May 14: 6-8 a.m.

REMINDER: All BMC Community Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins

All of the BMC communication vaccination sites (in Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan, and the South End) are now open for walk-ins. Any Massachusetts resident over the age of 16 can receive a vaccination without an appointment at any community vaccination site. Please share this information with your networks, including family, friends, and patients, so we can vaccinate as many residents of MA as possible.

Walk-in hours at each community vaccination site are:

  • Hyde Park @ Menino YMCA: 7-10 a.m., 5-8 p.m. (M, T, W, TH, F)
  • Mattapan @ Morning Star Baptist Church: 8 a.m. –  3 p.m. (M, T, TH, F); 8 a.m. –  12 p.m. (W)
  • Roslindale @ St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church: 8 a.m. –  3 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • Dorchester @ Russell Auditorium: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • Roxbury @ Twelfth Baptist Church: 8 a.m. –  3 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • Boston Medical Center @ 85 East Concord Street: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

Appointments can also still be scheduled on BMC.org