If you have still not been vaccinated against COVID-19, there is another opportunity that you can take advantage of, thanks to the City of Pittsfield’s Health Department and the Pittsfield Suns. And – you'll get some free baseball out of the deal! 

According to the Office of Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, the Pittsfield Health Department and Pittsfield Suns are teaming up on two COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinics to be held at Wahconah Park. The clinics will be held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm tomorrow (Thursday, July 8), and again on Thursday, Aug. 5th.  

The pop-up clinics will be stationed in front of the gates to the ballpark. Appointments are not required for either of the two clinic dates.  

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We’re excited to partner with the Pittsfield Suns on this initiative as we want to ensure everyone in our community has access to this life-saving vaccine. ~ Kayla Donnelly-Winters, RN, BSN, the city’s Public Health Nurse Manager 

 

Donnelly-Winters will be attending the July 8th game and will be throwing out the first pitch with her daughter. The clinics will be available for both first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals who have already received the first dose of Pfizer will be eligible for a second dose at the clinic. 

Vaccination cards will be required as proof of eligibility. Individuals who receive a vaccine at either clinic will receive free tickets to the Pittsfield Suns game that night for both themselves and those who accompany them.  

Those who are vaccinated will be monitored for 15 minutes to check for any allergic reactions. The monitoring time is extended to 30 minutes for those who have previously experienced severe or life-threatening allergic reactions. 

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