Right now in Massachusetts, over 3.9 million residents, or about 57% have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2.3 million or 34% of Baystate residents are fully vaccinated.

If you've been wanting to be vaccinated but didn't want to fight for appointments, you're now in luck. Vaccine supply from Massachusetts has increased and the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative is now offering walk-in clinics on specific days at each of the three locations this week.

The Pfizer vaccine will be given at three Berkshire County locations starting on Wednesday. Wednesday, May 5 vaccinations will be offered in Great Barrington at W.E.B DuBois Middle School from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6 they'll be offered at St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6 they'll be offered in Pittsfield at Berkshire Community College Field House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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There is no need to register for any of these walk-in clinics, just show up. Vaccines are offered free of charge, even to residents who are uninsured. If you are insured please bring appropriate insurance cards with you.

Scheduled vaccine appointments will still be offered at all three Berkshire County locations. For more information on walk-in clinics or to make an appointment visit getvaccinatedberkshires.org 

 

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

 

 

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