Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Pledges to Action in becoming a Vaccine Champion College

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

This month, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announces the COVID-19 College Challenge, where colleges and universities take a pledge and commit to taking action to get their college communities vaccinated. The COVID-19 College Challenge is part of the Biden Administration's month of action in June encouraging Americans to get vaccinated and aims to accelerate our national progress toward President Biden's goal of 70% of the U.S. adult population receiving at least one vaccine shot by July 4th.

Vaccine Champion College logo over a photo of student centralBHCC President Pam Eddinger joined college and university presidents nationally in taking a pledge to become a Vaccine Champion College, and committing to taking action to help the College and surrounding community get vaccinated by: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; promoting awareness to our college community; and delivering vaccine access for all with on-campus vaccination clinics through the summer. 

Upcoming vaccine clinics are open to the BHCC community and the public.  

Charlestown Campus Clinics:

  • 6.23.21: City of Boston Clinic; 3-7 p.m. (second shot of the Pfizer vaccine, for ages 12+ and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson, for ages 18+) Link to register:
  • 7.14.21: USDOE Clinic (first dose); 2-6 p.m.
  • 8.04.21: USDOE Clinic (first and second dose); 2-6 p.m. (and will double as a first clinic).
  • 8.25.21: USDOE Clinic (second dose); 2-6 p.m.

Chelsea Clinics: 

  • Chelsea Senior Center - 10 Riley Way, Chelsea, MA 02150 (Behind Fire Station across from City Hall): Mondays, 2-6 p.m.; Fridays, 3-7p.m.; Sat/Sun, 10-5p.m.

Vaccines Available: Pfizer (for ages 12+) – 1st and 2nd shots. One-Dose Johnson & Johnson (for ages 18+) Walk-up or Register by calling 3-1-1 (617-466-4209) or visit 

For Resources, Testing and Vaccination Sites, visit: 

Learn more about the Department of Education COVID-19 College Challenge.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).