HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Western Mass News is your Vaccine Authority. A new vaccination effort is rolling out across the state.
Mobile vaccine clinics are being held in 23 Massachusetts communities as part of the Vax Bus Tour.
The Vax Bus Tour made its debut Saturday in Pittsfield and Westfield, and now Sunday will be heading to Amherst and right here in Holyoke.
Two mobile vaccination units will be making stops in Bay State communities that are seeing lower than average vaccination rates.
Both the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are being administered.
No appointments are needed and the buses will be making their initial stops through July 15, with additional stops added on a rolling basis.
For those who get vaccinated on the bus, you will be entered to win concert tickets at the TD Garden.
"They have both the VaxMillions college scholarships and they also have three different concerts that are going to be held in the summer that people have the chance to win concert tickets, so yeah it's going to be a great incentive and hopefully people will take advantage of it but most important that people will come out and get vaccinated," Yankee Line Employee Maureen Peterson said.
The bus is set to hit Amherst Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. and stop at three different Amherst locations, ReNew Apartment Complex, Colonial Village Apartments, and right on the Town Common.
Starting at 10 a.m. in Holyoke the bus will stop at Springdale park and right here at the Lady of Guadalupe Church beginning at 3 p.m.
Other western Mass. Vax Bus stops include Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield.
The second round of shots for those who get the Pfizer vaccine will take place at the same locations between July 17 and August 5.