Push to vaccinate amid concerns over Omicron in CT, rise in Covid-19 cases – NBC Connecticut – Community News
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Push to vaccinate amid concerns over Omicron in CT, rise in Covid-19 cases – NBC Connecticut

Amid concerns about the Omicron variant and a rise in Covid-19 cases in Connecticut, families made their way to a vaccine clinic at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford on Sunday.

“Certainly relieved,” said Glastonbury’s Bomie Kim.

“We have a great feeling about it. We’re just doing our part,” said Jennifer Misciagno of Glastonbury.

Many were children receiving their second dose. Others received their first dose or booster injection.

“We have definitely seen a longer line for boosters. I believe our residents here in our city and region have really gotten the message that Omicron is here,” said Liany Arroyo, Hartford Director of Health.

This all comes a day after Connecticut became the last state to discover the Omicron variant.

While Governor Ned Lamont urges people not to panic, he says the first case probably isn’t the only one here.

“Not much is known about it. So we’re concerned and following the news about it,” said Farmington’s Duane Carling.

We’re told the first Omicron case involves a man in his 60s from Hartford County who first tested positive for Covid-19 about a week ago.

Governor Ned Lamont confirmed that a fully vaccinated man marks the first case of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in Connecticut.

The Lamont government reports that a relative of the man contracted Covid-19 after attending an anime convention in New York City two weeks ago.

Both were fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms.

“The only way we can make sure our community limits deaths and hospitalizations is by getting vaccinated. So we need everyone to do their part,” Arroyo said.

The Ministry of Health has opened mobile booster clinics in the state and no appointments are needed.

  • New Haven: New Haven Public Library, 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stamford: Jackie Robinson Park, 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm
  • trumbull: Trumbull Mall, Friday to Sunday, 11am to 3pm
  • Waterbury: 910 Wolcott St, 9a-3p Saturday and 8a-12p Sunday
  • Windsor Locks: Bradley Airport, Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 7pm