On Thursday the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort will continue to expand with more spots to get a shot and some locations won’t even require an appointment.
New clinics will be opening up in Hartford, West Hartford, Meriden, and New Haven today.
“It's a big day (Thursday). So this is a real feat of design,” West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor said.
Cantor said the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District will open a regional vaccination clinic at a vacant grocery store on Kane Street right near Interstate 84 Thursday.
“It is in such a convenient area of town, but it's just 72,000 square-foot space with a sea of parking and it allows us to really expand as much as we can to provide vaccines,” Cantor said.
They plan to hand out hundreds of doses a day at the new site and they're hoping to eventually be able to increase the number of slots.
“We expect it to go for a couple of months 'til the end of May, and until we really capture most of the people that are able to get vaccinated,” Cantor said.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Meriden
In Meriden, Griffin Hospital is running the sites at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center and the Meriden YMCA for residents on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There are 125 Johnson & Johnson doses and it’s first-come, first-serve for Meriden residents only.
“We are in a race against the variants. So it's important to get our community vaccinated and communities across the state and these mobile clinics that are popping up now in Meriden are certainly going to help do that,” Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati.
Thursday is the second day of special pop-up clinics in Meriden.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Hartford
Hartford Public Library continues a vaccine clinic at their Dwight Branch location or Hartford residents only. The clinic will run until April 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information about other city health initiatives, visit Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services site here.