Second Community COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic Scheduled

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative has scheduled another community COVID-19 vaccine clinic, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Berkshire Community College Patterson Field House. 
 
The clinic will provide Pfizer and Moderna vaccine, including first or second doses for those 5 to 11, Pfizer boosters for those 16 to 17, and first, second or booster doses to eligible adults. The booster helps to prevent contracting COVID-19 or prevents serious illness in those with breakthrough cases of the virus.
 
Pre-registration is required for this vaccine clinic and can be done by visiting www.getvaccinatedberkshires.org.
 
"The Omicron variant is now spreading rapidly across the state and country, and booster vaccination is the best tool to avoid infection, or if infected, to reduce the severity of the illness," said James Lederer, MD, Berkshire Health Systems Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer. "Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines provide good protection against Omicron, and we hope those in our community who have not yet received a booster will register for this event or get a booster at other locations where available."
 
A clinic held on Dec. 18 at BCC saw close to 1,000 people vaccinated, and the January clinic is expected to continue that trend.
 
The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative is a partnership of Berkshire Health Systems, the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association and Community Health Programs, and successfully vaccinated tens of thousands of Berkshire residents throughout early to mid-2021.
 
For more information on the BCC clinic, visit www.getvaccinatedberkshires.org.

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