MA Phase 2 – COVID Vaccinations includes 65yr+ as of Feb. 18. Patience required to get appointment.

As of Feb. 18, MA folks 65+ & those w/ 2+ certain medical conditions are now eligible for vaccination:
Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative  & Mass.gov Vaccine details webpage

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 & 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.

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. 

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. 

 

Milne Library Talk: “Frederick Douglass: Activist, Political Thinker, Prophet of Freedom” at 4pm Wed. Feb 24. live on WilliNet TV ch 1303.

Join author David Blight, Pulitzer Prize-winner for his book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, & Neil Roberts, Williams College Prof, author of A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass via zoom for this Milne Public Library winter program series for adults.  Email Kira Bingemann and request the zoom link:  kbingemann@cwmars.org or turn on WilliNet TV ch 1303!

Hoosic River Watershed Assoc. (HooRWA) hosts virtual “State of the River Conference” 7pm, Wed, Feb. 17 live on WilliNet & join via zoom.

Three Bike Path Proposals, speakers Catherine Bryars, Senior Planner, Bennington Regional Commission, Andy Hoagland, W’town Select Board, Ben Svensen, Tourists. The Irving J. Tanzman Friend of the River Award will be given.Watch live on WilliNet TV ch 1303 & join via Zoom at 7:00pm, Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Senior Hours (aged 75+) extended at MA Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) thru March.

Beginning in FEB, the RMV will expand available senior appointments to include registration and title services and transactions in addition to in-person license renewals. Link to the RMV website:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/rmv-covid-19-information