Walk-In Vaccine Clinics This Week in the Berkshires
If you still have not received a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, this week has several opportunities for you to finally get that sought after shot in the arm. With supplies increasing and demand decreasing, the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has announced that it is opening three walk-in clinics this week, one at each of the county’s large-scale public sites.
The Great Barrington clinic will be held from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday (tomorrow), May 5th at W.E.B DuBois Middle School. On Thursday, May 6th, vaccinations will be offered at St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams from 12 pm to 5 pm. Also, on Thursday, vaccinations will be offered at the Berkshire Community College Field House on West Street in Pittsfield from 4 pm to 7 pm.
All of these newly announced clinics are open for you to simply walk in and get vaccinated. You can however make an appointment if you choose to do so. If you do want to make an appointment, just visit getvaccinatedberkshires.org and pick from among the available slots. The local collaborative says that the Pfizer vaccine will be administered at all three of these walk-in clinics.
Meanwhile, Governor Charlie Baker recently announced that Massachusetts plans on closing four of its seven mass vaccination sites by the end of June in favor of a more targeted approach to reach the roughly 30% of the state's eligible population that has not yet received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the state will instead send more doses to 22 smaller regional sites, expand mobile vaccination efforts, and bring vaccine clinics to senior centers, YMCAs, houses of worship and other community sites. The sites that are closing include Gillette Stadium, the Doubletree hotel in Danvers, the Natick Mall and the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.