“Walk-In” Vaccination Clinics Today in North Adams and Pittsfield
Time to get your vaccine if you have not yet received your first shot. Today until 5 pm there is a Walk-In clinic at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. The Parish is one of 3 "Walk in Clinics" available in the Berkshires. No appointment or registration is required...just walk in and get vaccinated. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is located 70 Marshall Street in North Adams,
There is also a Walk-In clinic in Pittsfield today until 7pm. No appointment is necessary for today’s clinic at the Berkshire Community College Paterson Field House at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield. The Pfizer vaccine will be administered.
Yesterday at the South County the Du Bois Regional Middle School held a "Walk in Clinic" administering 101 does of the Pfizer vaccine according to an article in the Berkshire Eagle.
If you feel more comfortable making an appointment for a vaccine, use this link to the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative.
It has been a troubling sign that as more vaccines become available there are fewer people willing to get vaccinated. Those people are putting themselves, family members, friends and co-workers in jeopardy on contracting COVID-19.
Even if you have been vaccinated you still run the risk of becoming infected. Although according to data released last week by the Mass Department of Public Health the percentage rate is low, it is happening in the Bay State. The data release stated that as of April 27th there were 1,798 cases of people testing positive for COVID after being fully vaccinated. The percentage adds up to about 0.1%.
Although there have not been any deaths reported in Mass from positive cases after being considered fully vaccinated, there have been reported hospitalizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a person is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks of receiving their second shot of either Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks following a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.