If you are trying to make an appointment for a vaccination in Berkshire County and are finding that all of the appointments are filled …..
- Keep checking the website. As vaccine is made available to the local clinics, they will open more appointments. The vaccine is shipped weekly, and availability of appointments depends upon having the vaccine allocation confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Health.
- If a particular slot is filled, check to see if there is a Waiting List option. Not all clinics use this option. If it is available, the clinic managers will get in touch with you on that same day IF they have extra vaccine available. These are short-time notices, and you need to be willing to show up when they call. Once that clinic closes for that particular day, this information will NOT be carried forward. It is best to make a confirmed appointment reservation at a later clinic rather than relying on wait lists, but it is an option.
- You may find having one of the volunteers at a local senior center helpful in making a reservation. You may contact them directly.
- Use the Hotline number 413-449-5575 for up-to-date information.
- There is a new website that went live this morning which will also be of help:
- If you go to a clinic for a vaccination, be sure to wear a short-sleeve or loosely-fitting long sleeve shirt. There are no privacy screens at these clinics and we have to be able to get to your upper arm!
- You will need to bring ID (photo) with you for verification of eligibility at the site. If you are not eligible, you will be turned away.
Please understand that we are doing everything possible to get everyone vaccinated as quickly as we can.
If you have taken advantage of the mass.gov information and none of the other resources above are successful for you, do not hesitate to reach out to me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We have volunteers who are able to help.