Health Alliance Offering Flu Vaccinations
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Public Health Alliance will offer flu vaccination clinics with no out-of-pocket charges around the county over the next month.
People should bring their insurance card(s) with them and wear short sleeves, or a shirt that has easily rolled-up sleeves.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends getting an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. In 2017, a study in Pediatrics was the first of its kind to show that flu vaccination also significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women, and people with certain long-term health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.
The Berkshire Public Health Alliance (Alliance) is a partnership formed through an inter-municipal agreement (IMA) among the 24 Berkshire municipalities of Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Lanesborough, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, North Adams, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. Learn more on the website.
The clinics are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 25, 3:30-6:30 p.m.: Craneville Elementary School, 71 Park Ave., Dalton
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9-11:30 a.m.: Egremont Town Hall, 171 Egremont Plain Road, Egremont
Monday, Oct. 2, 1-3 p.m.: Cheshire Senior Center/Cheshire Community Center, 119 School St., Cheshire
Monday, Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.: Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9, Windsor
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Clarksburg Elementary School, 777 West Cross Road, Clarksburg
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: City Hall, 10 Main St., North Adams
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Housatonic Community Center (Housydome), 1064 Main St. North, Housatonic
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington
Friday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Dalton Senior Center 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton
Monday, Oct. 16, 5-7 p.m.: Town Hall, 8 Summit Hill Road, Washington
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:30-6 p.m.: Greylock Elementary School, 100 Phelps Ave., North Adams
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 9:30-11 a.m.: Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 3:30-6 p.m.: Drury High School, 1130 Church St., North Adams
Monday, Oct. 23, 4-6 p.m.: Peru Town Hall Community Room, 3 East Main Road, Peru
Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon: Berkshire South CHP Coat Drive, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.
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