A pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held in Hartford on Saturday.
The clinic marks the fourth pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic and was held at Dunkin Donuts Park.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin spoke at the clinic and reminded eligible residents how they can sign up to get their vaccine.
There are two ways to sign up:
- If you have a computer or you can get online, you can go to Hartford's website and fill out a vaccine interest form
- Once you fill out the form, someone from the city will call you and will help you make an appointment.
- By Phone Call
- You can also call 211, which is the state's scheduling system.
- Someone at 211 will help you get an appointment at whatever site is most convenient at the next available opportunity.
If you can't get to an appointment with your own car, the city will give you a ride. You can call 211 to set that up.
For residents who are not yet eligible, you are urged to help someone you know or even someone in the neighborhood get an appointment.
"This has got to be a community effort," Bronin said.
The clinic at Dunkin Donuts Park is being supported by the state's vaccine allocation and is conducted by the City of Hartford's Health and Human Services Department.
The vaccinations are given by nurses from the city's health department and the state's Medical Reserve Corps, along with students from the University of Saint Joseph and UConn, city officials added.
There are now at least six permanent or semi permanent vaccine clinics in Hartford including at hospitals, CVS and community vaccination sites.
Who Can Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut
- The state started the vaccine rollout in mid-December by vaccinating healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents and medical first responders.
- As of mid-January, Connecticut residents 75 and older have been able to sign up for an appointment and get a vaccine.
- Connecticut residents 55 and older can sign up and get an appointment.
- Pre-K-12 Teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, school bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative staff. This group does not include individuals who are not required to work on-site in a school.
- Note: Pre-K-12 school staff and teachers, and professional child care providers will be eligible for the vaccine.
- People 45 to 55
- People 16 and up
Note:To get a vaccine in Connecticut, you must either live or work in the state. If you typically visit a provider here but do not live or work in Connecticut, you are not eligible and must get vaccinated in your home state.