Information and Resources
Below is a video from the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, a trusted partner who understands the unique challenges long-term care communities face. In the video, Dr. Christine Pierre, a physician on the South Shore, shares important information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Pierre answers common questions on vaccine safety, how the vaccine works, and information on pregnancy and the vaccine.
For information and the latest government COVID-19 updates, visit:
Center for Disease Control
Mass Department of Public Health
Mass Senior Care
Berkshire Healthcare Systems joins AHCA/NCAL and long-term care providers around the country to support the effort to #GetVaccinated for the safety of our residents, staff and communities. Click here to get informed.
The FDA has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about what this means by clicking here. We encourage all residents and employees to receive the vaccine in order to protect ourselves and each other. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions | FDA
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers (fda.gov)
Thank you to Berkshire Health Systems for their leadership in creating education around the COVID-19 vaccine.
See the below video interview between BHS Chief Medical Officer – James Lederer, MD and OB/GYN and Chair of Maternal Child Health – Lauren Slater, MD. The topic of discussion is about COVID-19 and the safety and health of women, fertility and pregnancy.
Safely Celebrating the Holidays with Loved Ones
We know the holidays are going to be challenging for many who cannot be with family this year. Even though you can’t be in the same room, there are plenty of ways to stay connected with loved ones this year. We encourage you to read the CDC’s guidelines on holiday gatherings, and take a look at the list below for some low-risk ways to “get-together” this season.
Low-Risk Ways to Celebrate:
- Connect virtually with loved ones through video chatting technology (see links below for instructions)
- With members of your household, enjoy a window visit with loved ones – try caroling outside!
- Host a virtual game night
- Cooking a favorite family recipe? Video chat with the relative who usually makes it
- Include a personalized letter with your holiday cards this year
- Encourage your kids to make crafts for loved ones to decorate
- With members of your household, drive around and look at the beautiful decorations in your neighborhood – video chat with your loved ones in a senior living community so they can enjoy the sights as well