Phase 2 of COVID Vaccination Starting 2/1/2021

Starting Monday, February 1, 2021, Massachusetts will open Phase 2, starting with those 75 years of age and over. If you are 75 years of age or over, you may make an appointment starting at noon on January 27. Clinics will be held on February 2, February 4, February 6, February 8, and February 12 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church in North Adams. These clinics are for those who live or work in Massachusetts, and you must bring proof of age or other eligibility with you to the clinic. Those who cannot prove eligibility or residence or employment in Massachusetts will not be vaccinated. Part-time and temporary residents are eligible. 

Please note that there are currently more individuals eligible for vaccination in Massachusetts than there is vaccine. The Berkshire County Vaccine Team will continue to add appointments and new clinic dates as more vaccine becomes available. We ask for everyone’s patience as we get to everyone in turn. 

To register for a vaccination appointment you can go to www.maimmunizations.org and search for a clinic or you can go to  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations-for-individuals-in-eligible-groups-and-phases and click on one of the locations to get to the registration page. If you do not have Internet access, you can call the Council on Aging in Williamstown (413-458-8250) for assistance. 

Direct Links to the First North County Clinics:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church- Parish Center – 12:00pm – 8:00pm – https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/private_registration/e52966ea-5354-4f07-9332-2afda9677279

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church- Parish Center – 12:00pm – 8:00pm – https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/private_registration/300324e7-1f0d-406d-937d-43f3a7191c4a

Saturday, February 6, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church- Parish Center – 8:00am – 2:00pm – https://www.maimmunizations.org/clinic/private_registration/66eda152-ccef-4595-931c-3532c1693ea9

You can expect to be at the clinic for at least 35-40 minutes. This allows you to register, be vaccinated, and complete the required medical assessment period after you receive the vaccine. This assures that there are no adverse reactions.

For those who are not yet eligible for vaccination, you can learn more about the phases and when you might be eligible for a vaccination at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine. Please note that this webpage is updated at least twice a week.   

If you are a veteran, you may be able to get a vaccination at the VA clinic in Northampton. Please call (413) 584-4040 for more information and to make an appointment. All veteran vaccinations are being done in Northampton. The VA is prioritizing veterans by age, starting with those 85 and older, and moving to lower age groups as they get vaccine. 

Phase 2 priority groups after those over age 75 have changed. The second priority group will now be those over the age of 65, and those with two or more health conditions that put them at high risk of severe COVID disease, followed by a large group of essential, front-line workers. To see a list of essential workers, visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine

There is currently no way to register for an appointment if you are not yet eligible for vaccination; you will be contacted by your physician or notified via the media, your municipality or your employer when registration information is available. 

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