Things are starting to look on the brighter side as far as vaccines go. Berkshire County has emerged as a leader in Massachusetts in the vaccine rollout. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders told Lawmakers yesterday that Berkshire County had the highest vaccination rate per capita so far in the commonwealth.

Lawmakers on the call told the Eagle that according to Sudders, about 7 percent of county residents have received at least one dose. They said Sudders credited the Berkshires for successful collaboration between private health care providers and public health officials.

According to figures released Thursday by the state, 3,950 additional doses of vaccine were provided to Berkshire County over the past seven days. Berkshire County has received a total of 15,475 vaccine doses to date.

Local and state health officials say that people should continue to check for new available appointments.

Residents also can visit to check eligibility and find information on local pharmacies that have been offering a limited number of vaccination appointments.

Find a location to get vaccinated if eligible/This information below is from the State Of Massachusetts Health Dept website

Vaccine locations for eligible and active priority groups and phases.

If eligible, find a location and book an appointment to get vaccinated:

  • Use the interactive map below:
    • Click the icon in the top left with the arrow to view a list of locations
    • Click on a map pin for hours, contact information, and sign up details
  • Or, download a list of sites: COVID-19 Vaccination Locations MS Word | Excel download
  • Fill out your Self Attestation form and be prepared to present it at your appointment
  • All sites require appointments.

When scheduling an appointment for your second dose, please be sure you are scheduling through the same vaccination site as your first dose and follow their process for signing up for dose two.

As of Wednesday evening, there were no available appointments at Stop & Shop or Walgreens pharmacies.

For more details on registering for an appointment, including phone numbers to call, see this guide.

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