News: City of Bristol to Partner with the State of CT and Griffin Health to Bring Mobile Vaccine Clinics to Bristol April 22-25
|4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM
City of Bristol to Partner with the State of CT and Griffin Health to Bring Mobile Vaccine Clinics to Bristol April 22-25
Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the City of Bristol’s Emergency Management Director, Harley Graime announced today that the City of Bristol will be partnering with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Health to bring pop-up vaccine clinics to Bristol.
Two Griffin Health vans will be deployed to Bristol and will be located at the pavilion at Rockwell Park at 243 Jacobs Street on Thursday April 22, Friday April 23, and Saturday April 24 from 12 to 6 pm each day. Each van will have between 100 and 125 vaccines for a total of approximately 250 vaccines per day. The clinics will be staffed by Griffin Health personnel and the National Guard. The Moderna vaccine will be administered by Griffin Health nurses.
“This clinic is open to Bristol residents ONLY who are 18 years or older – appointments are not needed. Those who receive a vaccine will be given assistance to schedule their second vaccine appointment when the vans return to Bristol from May 20 through May 22.” Said mayor Zoppo-Sassu. “The City of Bristol is grateful to be able to be part of the State’s new phase of vaccine rollout making it easier for more people to be vaccinated,” stated Harley Graime, Emergency Management Director for the City of Bristol.
In addition, a Mobile Vaccine Clinic will take place at First Congregational Church on Federal Hill and at Asbury United Methodist Church in Forestville on Sunday, April 25 from 12 to 6 pm to administer first doses of the Moderna vaccine to Bristol residents who are 18 years or older. The vans will then return on Sunday, May 23 to administer the second doses.
“Bringing mobile vaccination units to Bristol is an opportunity to reach those populations here in Bristol who lack technology and transportation or who have language barriers,” stated Councilman, Peter Kelley. “Our expectation is that the locations and dates and times of these clinics will allow us to reach as many of the hardest to reach populations as possible.”