Boston Vigil: Pandemic Year 3


Dozens of medical students and youth activists stage an all-night vigil in front of White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients’ house, ahead of the G20 meeting in Rome, urging the Biden administration to do more to suspend vaccine patents at the WTO, share vaccine technology with the world and increase funding for vaccine production on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Washington. (Joy Asico/AP Images for People’s Vaccine Coalition)

For Immediate Release

Contacts: Cole Harrison,, 617-466-9274 & Louise Coleman, 617-817-6706

When: Friday, March 11th, 2022 at 12pm EST

Where: JFK Federal Building, 15 Sudbury St, Boston MA

Boston Vigil: Pandemic Year Three

Event: As part of an International Day of Action on the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston activists are holding a vigil and rally to remember and honor those we have lost to COVID-19 and all those still suffering because of the ongoing pandemic. Members of Justice is Global, Massachusetts Peace Action, and other organizations will gather to demand public health policies that put people over profit and put a stop to preventable deaths.

Read more about the event here.

Why: As our politicians declare “back to normal,” immunocompromised people are being abandoned and left behind, and billions of people worldwide still don’t have access to COVID vaccines and treatments.

The lack of government action in the face of pharmaceutical monopoly greed is causing thousands of needless deaths each day. Even as Omicron starts to wane, ongoing vaccine inequity threatens to spark new COVID variants that could once again prolong the pandemic for everyone. We must come together, with all our grief and outrage and hope, to demand public health policies that put people over profit and put a stop to preventable deaths.

This event is part of an International Day of Action organized by the Global People’s Vaccine Alliance. It will complement several being held around the world in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and southern and southeast Asia.