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Governor Lamont Marks One Year of the COVID-19 Vaccine but Stresses That There Is Still Work To Do

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Governor Lamont Marks One Year of the COVID-19 Vaccine but Stresses That There Is Still Work To Do

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today marked the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine by thanking the thousands of dedicated healthcare workers across Connecticut.

The State of Connecticut administered its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hartford Hospital one year ago today on December 14, 2020. Since that time, more than 5.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered.

“I thank all of the workers from our local health departments, federally qualified health centers, pharmacies, and health systems who were instrumental in our COVID-19 vaccine roll out,” Governor Lamont said. “Thanks to all of these dedicated individuals, Connecticut continues to have one of the best vaccination rates in the country. But we still have work to do, and I cannot stress enough that due to waning immunity and the Omicron variant, that there is no better time to get a booster than before the holidays.”

Recent estimates have shown that COVID-19 vaccines have averted hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths across Connecticut. In addition, preliminary data shows that booster doses are effective at increasing protection in the face of the Omicron variant.

“Amid high demand for boosters, many residents of Connecticut are finding that their neighborhood pharmacy, primary care provider, or health system may not have availability for booster doses at convenient times,” Governor Lamont said. “We want people to know that we have dozens of pop-up clinics occurring every day and no appointments are needed for these clinics.”

A list of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics currently operating in Connecticut – which do not require appointments to be made in advance – includes:

Ansonia Mead School 75 Ford Street Tuesday and Thursday, 5 – 9 pm Saturday, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Bridgeport North Branch Library 3455 Madison Avenue Thursday, 1 – 7 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

East Hartford East Hartford Public Library 840 Main Street Tuesday, 4 – 7 pm Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm

New Haven Long Wharf Boathouse 389 Long Wharf Drive Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

New Haven Public Library 133 Elm Street Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Union Station 40 Union Avenue Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 am – 3 pm

Norwalk Family and Children’s Agency 66 Bayview Avenue Tuesday, 9 am – 7pm

SoNo Branch Library 10 Washington Street Tuesday, 3 – 6 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Stamford Government Center 888 Washington Boulevard Monday through Sunday, noon – 8 pm

Lathan Wilder Community Center 137 Henry Street Monday and Thursday, 1 – 7 pm

Stamford Train Station 30 Station Place Tuesday and Thursday, noon – 6 pm

Trumbull Trumbull Mall 5065 Main Street Saturday, noon – 4 pm Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm

To find a full list of mobile clinics, where no appointment is required, visit For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Connecticut, visit

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