Residents at Meriden assisted living facility receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine


MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s a moment many have waited months for, for months. Residents and staff at a Meriden senior living center are getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

114 residents and many staffers at Kensington Place in Meriden rolled up their sleeves Monday morning.

After some of the seniors received their first dose, the staff says the mood was overall excitement. But not everyone was on board at first…

“I think there’s been some uncertainty because the vaccine is very new, so some staff was a little bit apprehensive. But there was a lot of education from the home office, from our team, and we’ve been really proud of how everyone stepped up with that,” said David Primini, Exec. Dir., Kensington Place.

Staff there mentioned that these residents are excited that they see this as a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. A sign of things getting back to normal. But since this is only the first of two doses, all of those COVID-19 safety precautions will remain in place.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Kitchen fire in Hamden early Sunday morning

News /

Fill a shuttle food drive Wallingford

News /

Yale Billiards in Wallingford next CT business receiving grant from Barstool Sports

News /

East Haven man arrested for refusing to wear a facemask at courthouse, causing disturbance

News /

Naugatuck woman makes remembrance gift for the family of the police officer killed on Capitol Hill

News /

Funding from federal relief bill could save local theaters hit hard by the pandemic

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss