HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Trinity Health of New England is in the process of administering 4,000 Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses at the state’s only 24-hour Vax-A-Thon for people 16 and up.
Several organizations donated $50,000 to Trinity Health of New England to make this happen.
Saturday afternoon, the City of Hartford announced that walk-ups will be accepted for Hartford residents until 5 p.m. The city says you can even bring a friend or family member for them to get vaccinated too. If they run out of vaccine by the time you get there, they will set up an appointment for you at a later date.
It started Friday, April 9, at 5 p.m. and will go on until Saturday evening at the Artists Collective in Hartford. All appointments have been filled at this time. Those time slots are for patients getting their first COVID vaccine dose, and all necessary second dose appointments will be scheduled for
In addition to vaccinations, the whole-day endeavor will include music and refreshments.
It’s been a week since people 16 to 44 have been eligible. In that timeframe, around 23% of that group has been vaccinated.
Now, young lawmakers are calling on their constituents to do the same.
State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) said, “I’m here to say to all the young people in the state. Your decision as to whether or not you get vaccinated and also when you get vaccinated, it impacts all of us in this community impacts all of us in this state.”