Paterson Field House hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Berkshire Community College's Paterson Field House, home to the gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and more - is one of the public sites for COVID-19 vaccinations in Berkshire County.
In January 2021, BCC helped vaccinate over 1,000 members of the community who fell within the criteria for Phase I of the state's COVID 19 vaccination plans, and will be moving to vaccinate thousands more as the state continues into Phase II.
Registration for Phase II now includes anyone who is 65+ or who met the criteria of Phase I initially and haven't yet been vaccinated, and can be scheduled through the state here.
Updated: February 17, 2021
BCC's middle name is community, so it's no surprise it would be involved in helping to create a space where mass vaccinations could take place in Berkshire County. Paterson Field House, temporarily closed because of COVID-19, was an ideal choice because of its accessible parking, open gymnasium where shots could be adminstered and vaccinated people could be monitored en masse, and because of its alternate exits out to the same parking area.
As Phase II starts up in February, the next priority groups after people in the county who are 75 years or older would be people who are 65 years old or older, followed by various groups like educators, front line workers, and more.
The comprehensive list of next steps can be found at the MA Dept. of Public Health website or by calling the City of Pittsfield COVID-19 vaccine Hotline at (413) 449-5575.
For directions to Paterson Field House clinics, please check out this Map of the College.
For information about parking at the clinic or where people may be dropped off, please follow the link to a PDF below: Parking Map for Vaccine Clinics.
See these, and more COVID-19 Vaccine photos at our Flickr album.