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Governor Lamont marks one year of vaccination against COVID-19 but emphasizes that there is still work to be done

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12/14/2021

Governor Lamont marks one year of vaccination against COVID-19 but emphasizes that there is still work to be done

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today marked the first anniversary of the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine by thanking the thousands of dedicated healthcare professionals across Connecticut.

State of Connecticut administered his first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hartford Hospital a year ago today on December 14, 2020. Since then, more than 5.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered.

“I thank all the workers in our local health services, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies and health systems who were instrumental in the deployment of our COVID-19 vaccine”, Governor Lamont said. “Thanks to all of these dedicated people, Connecticut continues to have one of the best immunization rates in the country. But we still have some work to do, and I can’t stress enough that due to the drop in immunity and the Omicron variant, there’s no better time to get a booster than Before the holidays.

Recent estimates have shown that COVID-19 vaccines have prevented hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths in Connecticut. In addition, preliminary data shows that the booster doses are effective in increasing protection against the Omicron variant.

“Amid high demand for recalls, many Connecticut residents are finding that their neighborhood pharmacy, primary care provider, or health care system may not have booster doses available at appropriate times.” Governor Lamont said. “We want people to know that we have dozens of pop-up clinics going on every day and no appointments are necessary for these clinics.”

A list of COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics currently operating in Connecticut – which do not require an advance appointment – include:

Ansonia
Mead school
75 Ford Street
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Bridgeport
North Branch Library
3455 Madison Avenue
Thursday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hartford East
East Hartford Public Library
840 main street
Tuesday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New Havre
Long Wharf Boathouse
389 Long Wharf Drive
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-5pm

New Haven Public Library
133 Elm Street
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Union Station
40 Union Avenue
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Norwalk
Family and Childhood Agency
66 Bayview Ave
Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SoNo branch library
10 Washington Street
Tuesday, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stamford
Government center
888 Washington Boulevard
Monday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Lathan Wilder Community Center
137 Henri Street
Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Stamford Station
30 station square
Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Trumbull
Trumbull Shopping Center
5065, main street
Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

To find a complete list of mobile clinics, where no appointment is required, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine/vaxvans. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Twitter: @GovNedLamont
Facebook: Office of Governor Ned Lamont


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