Flu clinics scheduled in South County

All vaccine administered is preservative-free. The high-dose formulation vaccine will not be available.

Flu clinics scheduled in South County

Great Barrington — Fairview Hospital has announced that no-cost flu vaccination clinics will take place for the southern Berkshire community beginning Saturday, Oct. 10. Due to COVID-19, pre-registration is required at all clinics and time slots will be assigned to assure social distancing restrictions are observed. The clinics will be drive-through as well as in-person. Masks are required to prevent the spread of infection.

Those seeking a flu vaccine are asked to print and complete a consent and screening form prior to arrival. Be sure to fill out both sides and bring the form to the clinic. There will be a section available to request forwarding proof of vaccination to your provider, employer or school. Please bring contact information for this purpose.

There is no charge for the vaccination, but if you have insurance, please bring your card. Billing insurance companies for the administration of the vaccine will allow this project to be financially self-sustaining and allow the hospital to continue to offer this service to the community.

Nasal mist will be available at the clinics for people ages 2-49 who meet the health requirements. All vaccine administered is preservative-free. The high-dose formulation vaccine will not be available.

The clinics are offered in collaboration with Fairview’s community partners from the Berkshire Public Health Alliance, the Berkshire County Medical Reserve Corps, and the Vaccine for Children unit of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Click here to view the schedule and make an appointment.

Information is available regarding about flu information, flu shots and flu mist.

For more information, contact Heather Barbieri, director of emergency management, at (413) 854-9656 or hbarbieri@bhs1.org.