Covid-19 Vaccine

‘You Choose' Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Held in Old Saybrook

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A drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic where you were able to choose which vaccine you would like was held in Old Saybrook on Sunday.

Police said they held the "You Choose" event at Old Saybrook Middle School and anyone who was 12 years old or older was eligible to participate.

No appointment was needed and participants were able to choose which vaccine they wanted. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were available.

After the shot, freshly made food including breakfast sandwiches and burgers were given out to participants free of charge.

Officials said Sunday was special as Old Saybrook celebrated their 25,000th vaccinated individual.

"I saw them looking at me and I was like, maybe they’re going to just ask me a couple of questions. I didn’t know I was gonna be the 25,000th person," Sara Carey, of Clinton said.

Carey, 15, was awarded the grand prize, but said she was a bit hesitant about the shot. She added that she is glad she got it.

"I feel really good. I was really nervous at first, but now I’m really happy I did it because I’m safe and protected." Carey said. "I’m definitely looking forward to spending more time with my friends and traveling this summer," she added.

The latest data released on Friday shows the state's COVID-19 positivity rate at 0.93%. That percentage is a low that hadn't been seen in approximately eight months, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.

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