Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Held in Hartford

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A walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held in Hartford on Sunday and a special guest from the North Pole stopped by.

The clinic was at CT Pediatrics at the Community Health Center on New Britain Avenue.

Santa Claus also made an appearance at the event.

Big pharmacies are saying now that more people can get a booster shot, most people want one and there's been a mad dash to do it before Thanksgiving.

As COVID cases and hospitalizations slowly begin to climb in parts of Connecticut, doctors and nurses are encouraging residents to get vaccinated and boosted.

If you can't find an appointment, you are not alone. That's what we found when looking at the websites of pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens.

NBC Connecticut spoke with customer service representatives who said you may not find a time slot until after the holiday, but health officials are telling people not to get discouraged.

Pfizer and Moderna's booster shots are given at least six months after the completion of the initial two-dose vaccination. All adults who were initially vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are also eligible for a booster shot two months after their dose.

A walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic is being held in Hartford on Sunday and a special guest from the North Pole is stopping by.
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