CHP Mobile Vaccines (copy)

The Community Health Programs (CHP) Mobile Health Unit will be at Berkshire Community College on Tuesday providing the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines free of charge. It will return in October to provide second doses of the two-shot regimen.

Community Health Programs' "Big Orange Bus," a mobile health unit, will visit the Berkshire Community College campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to administer the first dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the “one shot” Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The bus will return from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 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 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 health care 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.

Free COVID testing is available at Stop the Spread clinics located at 505 East St., Pittsfield; 98 Church St., North Adams; and 475 Main St., Great Barrington. To make an appointment, call 855-262-5465.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.