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Santa and Mrs. Claus to Participate in West Hartford Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 vaccination clinic sign. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District is hosting a series of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting Friday’s clinic at Conard High School.

By Ronni Newton

Santa and Mrs. Claus will both be visiting the COVID-19 vaccination clinic that is being sponsored by the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District in the cafeteria at Conard High School on Friday, Dec. 10, beginning at 3 p.m.

“Instead of a sleigh, they will be arriving with the help of the West Hartford Fire Department’s Paramedic Support vehicle,” Fire Inspector Marsha Adell said in an email. “Santa and Mrs. Claus hopes everyone enjoys the holiday season. This year in particular, they are encouraging everyone eligible to get vaccinated and get tested so this holiday season will also be a safe one.”

The West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District offers Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, booster shots, and additional doses for adults age 18 and up. Pre-registration is not required.

In addition to Friday’s clinic, the Health District will host a clinic on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Conard High School is located at 110 Beechwood Road, West Hartford. Adults ages 18 and up can also make an appointment to receive a booster or additional dose at the Health District Office, 580 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 860-561-7900 to schedule.

To be eligible for a booster you must wait 6 months after receiving your second dose of Moderna or Pfizer, or 2 months after receiving Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) shot. You are able to receive a booster shot that is a brand different from your initial vaccination series.

Those attending the clinic should bring their vaccination card, identification, and insurance card. New vaccination cards will be available if a card is lost or forgotten.

The Health District is also sponsoring walk-in vaccination clinics for children ages 5-11 at Carmen Arace Middle School, 590 Park Ave. in Bloomfield. Upcoming clinics are Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 2-5 p.m.

More information about vaccine clinics in the West Hartford area can be found here.

“Thank you for supporting the West Hartford Fire Marshal’s Office priority of community risk reduction,” Adell said.

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