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In Quest for Herd Immunity, Giant Vaccination Sites Proliferate

Originally posted on The New York Times With the nation’s coronavirus vaccine supply expected to swell over the next few months, states and cities are rushing to open mass vaccination sites capable of injecting thousands of shots a day into the arms of Americans, an approach the Biden administration has seized on as crucial for reaching herd […]

CT goes on offense in the battle against COVID with East Hartford mass vaccination site

Originally posted on FOX61 After months of playing defense, Connecticut is going on offense in the fight against COVID. On Monday, state officials gathered on the runway of a historic airfield in East Hartford which has now transformed into a mass vaccination center. 1,600 people got their shot on the old Pratt & Whitney airfield […]

CT Leaders Hope Feds Up COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Support as State Addresses Accessibility

Originally posted at NBC Connecticut More than 1,500 people received a coronavirus vaccination in East Hartford Monday, but organizers said that number could increase substantially and safely if the state had a greater vaccine supply. During a news conference at the mass vaccination site, state leaders said they’re holding out hope our new federal leaders […]

Lamont: ‘Super-infectious strain’ threatens efforts to contain COVID

Originally posted at The News-Times More cases of the highly infectious COVID strain are threatening the state’s efforts to contain the disease, while older adults are still struggling to make appointments to get vaccinated, the governor said Monday. However, Gov. Ned Lamont predicted all residents 75 and over could be vaccinated within three weeks. “We […]

With cases of new COVID variant rising, there’s a push for more vaccines

Originally posted on WFSB Connecticut’s governor, one of its senators and health officials pushed for more help from the federal government in terms of getting the vaccines the state needs. Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont visited a mass vaccination site that was set up in the vicinity of Rentschler Field in East Hartford. He said with […]

Drive-thru shots begin at state’s largest clinic of its kind

Originally posted on Journal Inquirer Many local residents said Monday they were relieved and elated to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at the state’s largest vaccination drive-thru clinic, which distributed 500 Pfizer vaccines Monday to health care providers, medical first responders, and those 75 and older. Eventually, health officials hope to distribute 7,000 to 10,000 vaccines […]

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