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Hartford offering free mobile walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents from April 14-18

The clinics will take place all over the capital city to any resident older than 18-years of age.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford has announced more mobile walk-up clinics for its residents starting on April 14. 

During a press conference Monday, Mayor Luke Bronin said the mobile clinics will administered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 

All Hartford residents 18-years and older are eligible for the clinics. Walk-ups are welcome and anyone who wants a shot can make an appoitnment by calling 211. 

Mayor Bronin says he is hopeful the pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be brief, because the one-dose vaccine is an important tool for getting people vaccinated in the city.

"It is particularly valuable to reach those who may be harder to reach and its important when you're doing our walk-up clinics when of the main virtues of those walkup clinics is you can come by, get vaccinated, and there's no need for that follow up," he said.

In a community that has worked hard to make the vaccine accessible and overcome hesitancy, it is important to put the Johnson and Johnson concerns into perspective.

"It should give everybody an extraordinary amount of confidence and comfort that the FDA is pausing when there were only 6 out of 7 million vaccines that resulted in adverse reactions," said Bronin.

Residents who have already been vaccinated reacted to the news, saying it doesn't really worry them.

"It is a good thing that with such a small percentage they're being cautious that does make me feel a lot better about it being 100% you know," said Jamel Hamilton of Hartford.

"My 18-year-old son just got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine over the weekend, as a mom it is a little concerning but as a nurse I trust the science," said Lisa Enslowe of Hartford.

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Below is the locations of where the clinics will be held throughout the week: 

CLINIC: City of Hartford Department of Health and Human Services

WHERE: Outside on Burr Mall, 550 Main Street, Hartford

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2 PM – 6:30 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Walk-up first dose Moderna clinic, no appointment necessary; second dose at same location on May 12, 2021

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents ages 18+

 

CLINIC: Griffin Health, State Department of Public Health clinic

WHERE: Wilson-Gray YMCA, 444 Albany Avenue, Hartford

WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10 AM – 4 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Walk-up, no appointment clinic for Hartford residents

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents ages 18+

 

CLINIC: Griffin Health, State Department of Public Health clinic

WHERE: Sportsmen’s Athletic Club, 2976 Main Street, Hartford

WHEN: Friday, April 16, 2021, 10 AM – 4 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Walk-up, no appointment clinic for Hartford residents

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents ages 18+

 

CLINIC: Griffin Health, State Department of Public Health clinic

WHERE: Saint Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Avenue, Hartford

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10 AM – 2:30 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Walk-up, no appointment clinic for Hartford residents

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents ages 18+

 

CLINIC: Federal Emergency Management Agency clinic, run by Trinity Health Of New England

WHERE: Fred D. Wish Museum School Parking Lot, 350 Barbour Street, Hartford

WHEN: Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2021, 11 AM – 7 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Appointments available by calling 2-1-1, but walk-ups will be taken

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents 18+

 

CLINIC: Federal Emergency Management Agency clinic, run by Trinity Health Of New England

WHERE: Saint Lawrence O’Toole/Maria Reina de la Paz Parish, 494 New Britain Avenue, Hartford

WHEN: Sunday, April 18 and Monday, April 19, 2021, 11 AM – 7 PM

APPOINTMENTS: Appointments available by calling 2-1-1, but walk-ups will be taken 

ELIGIBILITY: Hartford residents 18+

    

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