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Yo-Yo Ma performed a random concert after getting his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Yo-Yo Ma turned this vaccination clinic into a concert hall

This photo provided by Berkshire Community College shows cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing at Berkshire Community College’s second dose Pfizer vaccination clinic in the Paterson Field House on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Pittsfield, Mass. Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert when the famed cellist brought out his instrument after getting his second shot.
This photo provided by Berkshire Community College shows cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing at Berkshire Community College’s second dose Pfizer vaccination clinic in the Paterson Field House on Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Pittsfield, Mass. Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert when the famed cellist brought out his instrument after getting his second shot.
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Yo-Yo Ma — a popular American cellist — recently performed at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Massachusetts after his second jab, The Berkshire Eagle reports.

What happened

Ma recently got his second dose at a vaccination clinic at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass.

During the 15-minute observation period — which is done to make sure vaccinated patients don’t feel any adverse effects — Ma took out his cello and started to perform, The Berkshire Eagle reports.

Richard Hall, who works for the Berkshire COVID-19 vaccine collaborative, told The Berkshire Eagle that the performance was “very special.”

  • “What a way to end the clinic,” wrote Hall in an email.

The Associated Press shared a video of the performance.

Flashback

Last year, Ma posted videos on social media of himself performing in a series he called #SongsOfComfort, USA Today reports. These performances came in the early days of the pandemic when times were difficult for many.

  • “In these days of anxiety, I wanted to find a way to continue to share some of the music that gives me comfort,” he wrote on Twitter on March 13, 2020.