Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) joined state and local representatives and leaders of the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative for a tour of the vaccination center at Berkshire Community College (BCC)’s Paterson Field House on Saturday, March 27. The clinic delivered about 1,100 vaccines that day, part of nearly 20,000 vaccines the Collaborative has provided to members of the Commonwealth at three sites across the Berkshires.
Praising BCC volunteers and staff for the smooth operation, Warren told The Berkshire Eagle:
This is the best possible use of public money. It’s effective, and it’s local. That’s what we need more of.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Darlene Rodowicz, BCC Board of Trustees Chair
Warren met privately with state legislators before the tour, including Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard, Senator Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield), Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli (D-Lenox), and Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield). She also met with leaders of the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative, who underscored the need for more doses in Berkshire County.