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Due to high COVID-19 rates, Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative sets date for community vaccine booster clinic

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Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative

A community vaccine booster clinic has been set up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in response to high COVID-19 rates in the region.

The clinic at Berkshire Community College is in response to a community positivity rate of around 11% and long waits for booster shots at pharmacies and health care centers.

“You can register online," said Berkshire Health Systems spokesperson Michael Leary. "We're hoping for hundreds of people to get boostered on December 18th at BCC. It has been shown to provide protection from COVID-19, and even in breakthrough cases, to provide protection against severe illness and hospitalization.”

Both Pfizer and Moderna boosters will be available for anyone 15 and older. First and second vaccination shots will also be offered at the clinic.

To register, go to getvaccinatedberkshires.org.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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