If you are looking for the Moderna vaccine, Flynn’s Pharmacy in Pittsfield is holding a One Day Vaccination Clinic this coming Tuesday, May 4th.  You can book an appointment for Tuesday through Flynn’s website while slots are available. If you participate in the clinic your second shot will be scheduled on Tuesday, June 1st.  A total of 100 doses are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Click here for an appointment www.flynnspharmacy.com.

Other local pharmacies in the Berkshires also are currently showing appointment availability through the https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ website. In North Adams the Walgreens on Lincoln Street, and the CVS on Main Street in Great Barrington are currently showing appointments are available.

At 3:00 p.m. today Berkshire Health Systems through the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative will open the online portal for new appointments for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for clinics also to be held on Tuesday, May 4th.  Click this link to the Berkshire Vaccine Collrative for more information and to book an appointment.  Click here for more information through the Berkshire Health Systems Coronavirus landing page.

On April 19th Massachusetts moved into Phase 3 of the state’s vaccination roll-out that made vaccines available to any Mass resident over 16 years of age.  Those 16 and 17 years of age will only be able to register for the Pfizer vaccine through the State’s online registration system PrepMod.  Those 18 and older can register and receive any of the approved vaccines.

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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.