COVID-19: Coronavirus

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Children Ages 12 to 17 Can Now Receive Pfizer Vaccine
People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. You don't need an ID or insurance to get it...
Massachusetts Opening the State Back Up…Dates Announced Today
The Mass Department of Public Health announced today that the Massachusetts mandate for wearing mask outdoors will be lifted starting Friday when and where social distancing is possible. The guideline states “Face coverings will only be required outside in public when it is not possible to soc…
Governor Baker in the Berkshires…Tours BCC Vaccination Site
Governor Baker was in Pittsfield today to take a tour of the BCC vaccination site. Baker stressed the continued need to wear a mask and continue to follow state guidelines. Baker also stressed the need to continue to test for COVID stating “testing across the country has dropped dramatically o…
Expanded Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Military Veterans
It looks like it will be a little bit easier for military veterans to get a covid-19 vaccination appointment.
In a news release today, the VA New England Healthcare System, referred to as VISN 1, has announced that it will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, their care…

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