Civil Rights Group Says Conditions Unsanitary at Boston CVS Vaccination Site: Report

Louis Elisa, a member of the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition’s steering committee, said she visited the store and found overflowing trash cans and people standing close to each other.

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A Boston civil rights group is calling on the state to shut down a vaccination program at a CVS in the Grove Hall neighborhood, saying the store is unsanitary and social distancing guidelines are not being enforced, the Boston Globe reports.

Louis Elisa, a member of the Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition’s steering committee, told the paper she visited the store this weekend and found overflowing trash cans and people standing close to each other.

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Elisa said people who had received shots were told to sit in a waiting area for 15 minutes, but no one checked in on them.

“I don’t think any of these places should exist without there being monitoring,” Elisa told the Globe.

A CVS spokesperson told the paper the coalition had not reached out to the firm and that conditions at the store were sanitary.

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