New Fairfield has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the Greater Danbury area. The local Health Director has arranged for a yellow COVID 19 vaccine van to host a Clinic on Wednesday from 8am to 7pm The van will also be in New Fairfield next Saturday from 9am to 5pm in the New Fairfield High School parking lot. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccine will be available. The clinic will vaccinate anyone over the age of 12, however those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
Vaccination will be provided free of charge. Those visiting the clinic to ghet their shot will receive a ticket for free admission to Quassy Amusement Park, coupons for Dunkin Donuts or ice cream from the Goodie Shop.
7 new COVID-associated fatalities have been reported in Connecticut over the past week. The number of people hospitalized with the virus rose by 9 yesterday from Wednesday to 112.
Connecticut has recorded 1,133 so-called “breakthrough” cases of COVID-19, people contracting the virus after being fully vaccinated. That represents just .06 percent of those who have been vaccinated. Of those, 171 people were hospitalized and there were 27 deaths among fully vaccinated people during the pandemic.