Yo-Yo Ma Plays Concert in Clinic After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

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Yo-Yo Ma received his second COVID-19 vaccination at a field house clinic in Berkshire Community College on Saturday, and treated fellow patients and healthcare workers to a concert following the jab.

While waiting the standard 15 minutes for observation post-inoculation, the famed cellist took out his instrument and played a brief set. According to the Berkshire Eagle, Ma “wanted to give something back.”

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The 65-year-old took a seat along the wall of the observation area, masked and socially distanced away from others. When his 15-minute performance was over, Ma saluted the clinic as the room burst into applause. He then waved and placed his hand on his heart before leaving.

See photos and video below via an Instagram post from Berkshire Community College.

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