‘Make Miracle Mile known’: Groups disperse COVID, public health info to Mass. and Cass through pop-up vaccination clinic

Alonzo Osche

For years, Bethann Codrington, 64, has hit the streets to give homeless people basic needs and blessings. But on Tuesday morning, she spread a different gospel.

“Free COVID shots for everybody!” she shouted in a parking lot beside a McDonald’s and Mobil gas station along Massachusetts Avenue. “Don’t be ignorant, get your COVID shot!”

Codrington and a small team of medical workers and church volunteers exhorted passersby from a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the intersection of Mass. Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, known as Mass. and Cass. As the core of Boston’s homelessness and drug crisis, the area has

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