In a bid to boost employee COVID-19 immunization rates, the MBTA will host its own vaccination clinic and raffle off $5,000 worth of gift cards over the next two and a half months to workers who received the shot. 

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Monday that the transit agency will host an on-site clinic at the agency’s Everett Shops on June 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., for any employees who have yet to receive a shot.

Workers will be able to register on CIC Health’s website once a portal for the special clinic goes live.

The T will also raffle off a $500 Visa gift card every week for the next 10 weeks, choosing each winner from a pool of MBTA employees who submitted an image of their completed vaccination card via email to

“We really hope that, for the folks who might still be on the fence or have waited until there’s been more of a track record, now is the opportunity to get vaccinated,” Poftak told the agency’s board.

After peaking at more than 100 cases during the winter surge, active COVID-19 cases among the T’s workforce have continued to decline and now hover in the single digits, Poftak said Monday.

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