HARTFORD, Conn. — As Connecticut continues to roll out its vaccine efforts, school systems across the state are also developing their plans.
The City of Hartford is moving forward to get more students vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Mayor Luke Bronin along with Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and Health Director Liany Arroyo discussed efforts to get eligible Hartford Public School students vaccinated.
The City of Hartford’s Department of Health and Human Services will be holding on-site clinics at several Hartford Public Schools over the next two days.
With the FDA's recent emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children ages 12-15 are now eligible for shots in the arms.
The list of schools and health providers conducting the clinics can be found here:
The Hartford Health Department (Thurs, May 20 & Fri, May 21
- Burr Middle School
- Bulkeley High School (South) @ Burr
- Breakthrough South @ Burr
- Environmental Science Magnet @ McDonough
- McDonough Middle School
- Milner Middle School
- Noah Webster @ McDonough
Trinity Health of New England Clinics @ Parker Memorial CC (Thurs, May 20):
- Annie Fisher Monterssori
- Annie Fisher STEM
- Bulkeley High School (North)
- Capital Preparatory
- Classical Magnet High School
- Global Communications Academy
- Hartford Public High School
- Kinsella High School
- New Visions
- Renzulli Academy
- University High School of Science and Engineering
- Weaver High School
UConn Health (Thurs, May 20)
- Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA)
Griffin Hospital (Fri, May 21)
- Bellizzi Dual Language Academy
- Great Path Academy @ SMSA
- Kinsella High School @SMSA
- Montessori Magnet-Batchelder @Kennelly
- Pathways Academy of Technology and Design
- Sport and Medical Science Academy
Harford Public School officials added that students can also receive their shots on Saturday with no appointment necessary. Families can take their kids to the Expo Center with Hartford Healthcare or Parker Memorial with Trinity Health. Hartford Healthcare has extended its walk-in hours.
“Our mission has been to eliminate the barriers to getting the vaccine, and the partnerships between our Health Department, other providers, the State, and Hartford Public Schools, will make it very simple for students to get vaccinated in school and out of school,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “After an incredibly disruptive year, getting vaccinated will let our kids begin their summer without having to worry about COVID-19, and that’s the best way for them to begin to recover, heal, and have fun. I am very grateful to Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez, our Health Director Liany Arroyo, the State of Connecticut, and all the providers for working quickly to make it easy for students to get vaccinated.”
As of May 19, Connecticut has fully vaccinated 1,685,650 residents, and 2,034,040 million have received at least one dose.
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