Free COVID vaccine clinic happening at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Wednesday

Coronavirus

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — There will be a free walk-up COVID vaccine clinic at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., there will be a choice of getting Pfizer or the Johnson & Johson vaccine. From 3 p.m.-6 p.m., only Pfizer will be available.

News 8 partnered with Hartford HealthCare and your favorite radio stations of Connoisseur Media to let people know about this clinic.

Attendees will have a “Shot to Win” a $25 American Express card.

The event and parking are free. No appointments are needed.

“Unfortunately, we are seeing the numbers going up in the state. Infection rate, hospitalization rate, a couple of deaths, and unfortunately, it is a wave of unvaccinated people getting sick with COVID serious to the point where they need to be hospitalized in the intensive care unit,” said Dr. Corina Marcu, Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs at Hartford HealthCare.

Dr. Marcu says roughly 80 percent of the people getting sick are unvaccinated.

Parents need to be present for children 12-18 getting the vaccine. Masks are required.

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