Boston Children's Chorus hosted a public COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday.
The chorus teamed up with Boston Medical Center to offer vaccines to children and adults, including members of the chorus, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the BCC's headquarters.
"It was fine. It was not as painful as last time, so that's good," said 10-year-old Zooey Smoler-Curran, a chorus member who received her second dose of the vaccine Saturday. "I honestly don't want to get COVID."
Smoler-Curran and other members of the Boston Children's Chorus are eager to be vaccinated in time to perform at Symphony Hall next month for the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert.
"Deciding to get involved wasn’t really an option for BCC. BCC is a large group of mostly people of color, a lot of young singers and change-makers that take action in their respective neighborhoods and communities," said Andrés Holder, executive director of the Boston Children's Chorus. "And for us, there was a lot of pain and suffering during the pandemic, especially for young people who were isolated from each other. And for us, bringing those young people back together safely and keeping them safe was an imperative."
The Boston Children's Chorus is scheduled to host another public COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 28.