Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Thursday, July 28
- Open Space Committee, 3 p.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 4:30 p.m., site visit at 22 Nelson Ave.
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 2
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Wednesday, Aug. 3
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Aug. 4
- Council on Aging, 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
1,400 Monkeypox Vaccines
Town Manager Alex Morse told the select board on Monday that Outer Cape Health Services received a first shipment of 900 doses of the Jynneos vaccine, followed by a second shipment of 1,000 doses. OCHS has given 1,400 shots already, and the waitlist for vaccination has “shrunk dramatically,” with at least some people able to walk into the clinic and receive a dose on the same day.
At present, CDC rules say “probable contacts” of monkeypox cases are eligible for vaccination, which includes any gay or bisexual man who has had multiple partners in the last several weeks in a place where monkeypox is spreading, which includes Provincetown.
“I want to say about one in four vaccines administered in the state have been in Provincetown,” Morse said.
Provincetown’s health dept. has requested that the state loosen eligibility requirements for the vaccine, according to the town manager’s report, and has also requested a mobile vaccination vendor to help relieve the pressure on OCHS. The phone system there has crashed repeatedly, and Morse recommended that people seeking appointments go directly to the clinic if they’re having trouble with the phones. —Paul Benson