Amherst continues to offer free COVID vaccines on Thursdays, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bangs Center. Appointments are available here, but walk-ins are welcome. The clinics offer initial series and boosters of the Pfizer-Biontec vaccine for those ages 12 and over. Those who have already had vaccines are encouraged to bring their vaccination cards, but no insurance information is necessary. Those residents with children, ages 5 through 11 who need vaccination should contact the Health Department at 413-259-3077.
UMass is continuing to offer vaccine clinics at the Campus Center on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but people are requested to make appointments at https://uma.force.com/covidtesting/s/vaccination .
Northampton continues to offer COVID vaccines and boosters on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Florence. Vaccines for those ages 5-11 are available in Northampton. For other vaccine sites, visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
Rapid Covid Tests Still Available At The Amherst Health Department
Although UMass is no longer doing PCR testing for COVID, free rapid tests are still available from the Amherst Health Department while supplies last. Also, Curative is offering PCR testing at Holyoke Community College Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning May 5. Walk-ins are welcome. Curative states that there are no out of pocket costs for those with “valid insurance”.