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CHP's 'Big Orange Bus' to Provide Vaccines at BCC
12:47PM / Wednesday, September 01, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) welcomes Community Health Programs (CHP) to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 10 am to 2 pm for a visit from CHP's "Big Orange Bus." 
 
The mobile health unit that will administer the first dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the "one shot" Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 
 
The bus returns on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 10 am to 2 pm for the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. 
 
Vaccines are given free of charge, and no appointment is necessary. 
 
In addition, Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) will be on campus the week of Sept. 20 to administer the flu vaccine. More information will be announced soon. 
 
BCC recently updated its COVID-19 regulations to require masks in all indoor spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinations are required for students in BCC's healthcare fields who are working or learning in long-term care facilities, including skilled nursing facilities and Soldiers' Homes. These students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 10, 2021. 
 
Free COVID testing is available at Stop the Spread clinics located at 505 East Street, Pittsfield; 98 Church Street, North Adams; and 475 Main Street, Great Barrington. To make an appointment, call (855) 262-5465. 
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