CHP Rolling Out Vaccines for Young Children

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Health Programs (CHP) is now offering COVID-19 pediatric vaccines for children between 6 months through age 4.
 
These vaccines have been clinically tested and approved for use in young children to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. 
 
Full information about pediatric vaccines for children of all ages can be found on the CDC's website.
 
The CHP Mobile Health Unit (MHU) provides free vaccines to all, regardless of whether they are a CHP patient. The MHU travels throughout the Berkshires to various locations with vaccines and community-based health services, and the schedule calendar can be found here.
 
In addition to vaccines for young children, CHP's Mobile Health Unit offers free vaccines to people of all ages at its clinics.
 
Mobile Health Unit appointments are suggested but not required; walk-ups are generally accommodated. Appointments can be made at (413) 528-0457.
 
In addition to the Mobile Health Unit, CHP Berkshire Pediatrics is also providing vaccines to its own practice patients. Patients are asked to make an appointment (413) 499-8531.
 
CHP is offering the Pfizer vaccine only to the youngest children at this time.

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