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**COVID-19 VACCINE – FRANKLIN COUNTY INFORMATION**

COVID-19 Vaccine in Franklin County

Who’s Eligible?

Massachusetts is in the second of three vaccination phases and currently focusing on priority populations. Massachusetts residents 65 and older and residents 16 and older with two specific health conditions are eligible for the vaccine. Caregivers for eligible people over 75 may receive a vaccine if they schedule the appointment at the same time and accompany the eligible person to their appointment. As of March 11, child care and prek12 school staff will also be eligible. However,  Vaccine availability is still very limited. 

Where to get Vaccinated and When to look for appointments

There are many places to schedule a vaccine appointment. Vaccine supply is limited, but we expect availability will increase over the upcoming weeks.

Those able to travel are encouraged to schedule appointments at the High Volume Vaccination Sites:

  •  UMass Amherst  posts new appointments Friday at 6 PM
  • The Eastfield Mall in Springfield. posts new vaccination spots at these sites Thursday mornings around 8/8:30 AM.
  • Baystate Health’s Holyoke Vaccine Clinic gets new vaccines weekly, and the registration link turns off when there is none left. Check early in the week for information. https://www.baystatehealth.org/covid19/vaccine
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center has occasional clinics and they can be accessed at the same link above.  There will be a clinic there on 3/11.

Pharmacies:  CVS posts new vaccination spots each early morning (5:30/6 AM). Click this link to register at Big Y,

Franklin County Doctor’s Offices and Health Centers are scheduling appointments with their patients when they have vaccine, though there is very little vaccine going to primary care practices at this time. Please do not call about vaccinations, when one is available they will call you to schedule an appointment.

Local Clinics are open throughout the county as part of a state-approved regional collaboration. These clinics intended to support Franklin County residents and are a coordinated effort between many stakeholders in our region. Greenfield maintains a weekly clinic and FRCOG clinics are rotating between Deerfield, Bernardston, Buckland, and Montague (sites and locations may change based on vaccine availability and other factors). Times, dates, locations, and private registration links for upcoming clinics are posted Monday morning and released in coordination with our regional partners.

The City of Greenfield’s clinic is open weekly at the Jon Zon Senior Center.  You can also call them at 413-775-6411.

The South County Clinic in Deerfield concluded the week of February 22 and is expected to return the Tree House Brewery for second dose vaccines in March. Additional first dose vaccinations at this site will depend on vaccine availability over the next weeks/month.

The West County Clinic in Buckland concluded on Saturday, February 27th.  The clinic will return for second dose vaccines at the Mohawk Trail Regional High School in March. Additional first dose vaccinations at this site will depend on vaccine availability over the next weeks/month.

The North County Clinic in Bernardston will be held  on March 8 and March 9 at Kringle Candle’s The Barn at the Farm Table, 220 South Street, Bernardston. Registration is currently full.

A Central County Clinic in Montague expected to be held at the Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls on March 12th and March 13th. As of Friday 3/5 at 5:30 PM we do not have information about vaccine allocations for the Central County clinics.  Our hope is that we will hear over the weekend and links to register for this clinic will be posted Monday, March 8, after twelve noon, assuming we have a vaccine allocation for that week. 

Planning for an East County Clinic in Orange on March 13 is underway. This clinic will operate as a collaboration between the Town of Orange and the FRCOG. Opening this clinic as another regional site is dependent on vaccine supply to our County in the coming weeks/months. As of Friday 3/5 at 5:30 PM we do not have information about vaccine allocations for the East County clinic.  Our hope is that we will hear over the weekend and links to register for this clinic will be posted Monday, March 8, after twelve noon, assuming we have a vaccine allocation for that week.   

**Please do not contact any of these vaccination site venues with questions, they will not have any vaccine information.  Information about these clinics will be posted on this website or recorded on our hotline 413-774-3167 extension 153.**

Franklin County Vaccine Information Updates

These situation reports including key updates for the Franklin County vaccination effort are released each Friday afternoon and more often as needed.

The County has agreed to a unified vaccination plan coordinated by the FRCOG. This plan is a living document and changes as needed. You can see it here: Franklin County Vaccination Plan, updated February 12th, 2021

State Vaccination reports from the state are released daily and weekly: MA daily and weekly vaccination reports.

FRCOG’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline

Regularly updated message about vaccine availability, call 413-774-3167 extension 153. Please share this number with anyone who prefers to receive information over the phone.

Transcript of the most recent hotline update: Hotline Message 3-4-21

Resources for Seniors

For help scheduling an appointment, arranging transportation, or if you are a home-bound person, call LifePath at 413-829-9285.

People without access to the internet can get help scheduling an appointment at a state run vaccination site call 2-1-1.

Additional Resources