More “Walk-In” Clinics this Week in North Adams, Pittsfield and Great Barrington
Time to get your vaccine if you have not yet been jabbed. Tomorrow from 2pm to 7pm in Pittsfield the Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the Berkshire Community College, Paterson Field House. The BCC clinic is located at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield.
In North Adams on Thursday a walk-in clinic will be held again this week at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish between 2pm and 6pm. That clinic will have both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.
Great Barrington will open the doors of the W.E.B. DuBois Middle School on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. The Pfizer vaccination will be issued at the school at 313 Monument Valley Road in Great Barrington.
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 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.