Governor Lamont, Mohegan Tribe, and Yale New Haven Well being Announce Launch of Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Mohegan Solar
(HARTFORD, CT) – In a continued effort to satisfy public well being wants referring to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont, the Mohegan Tribe, and Yale New Haven Well being System at present introduced plans to open a large-scale neighborhood vaccination web site at Mohegan Solar.
The clinic will open on Friday, February 19, 2021, and shall be positioned at Mohegan Solar’s Earth Expo & Conference Middle. It’s going to function on an appointment-only foundation, climate allowing, and is offered for Connecticut residents.
On the primary day of operations, the clinic is anticipated to serve as much as 300 Connecticut residents with the power to extend vaccine distribution primarily based on availability. Further appointments shall be added commonly as extra provide of the vaccine turns into out there by the federal authorities. It’s going to function in accordance with present state guidelines and procedures referring to vaccine eligibility.
Connecticut residents who’re at present eligible to be vaccinated can schedule an appointment for the clinic by visiting www.ynhhs.org/covidvaccine and deciding on the Mohegan Solar location. Appointments may also be out there by the state’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Help Line (877-918-2224), which is open seven days every week from 8:00 a.m. to eight:00 p.m.
“This newest mass vaccination web site exhibits the coordinated effort our state is making with our tribal companions, and our companions in healthcare,” Governor Lamont stated. “The Mohegan Tribe has taken unbelievable steps all through the pandemic to maintain its members and residents secure by standing up testing websites, the distribution of PPE, and coordination with the Connecticut Division of Public Well being. We are going to get by this pandemic by working collectively, particularly in vaccine distribution, and that’s precisely what this web site represents.”
“The Mohegan Tribe has a long-held philosophy of cooperation and dealing along with our neighbors, and all through this pandemic we have now practiced these values each day,” James Gessner, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, stated. “Whether or not it meant quickly shutting down operations completely, putting in new state-of-the-art security know-how, distributing PPE to healthcare companions, or serving to present neighborhood COVID testing, Mohegan is working arduous to assist Connecticut handle this disaster. Now, the following step in that work shall be serving as a hub in southeastern Connecticut for the state’s vaccination efforts. We’re proud to proceed to assist serve our neighborhood, and keen to assist Connecticut get as many state residents vaccinated as rapidly as potential.”
“We’re excited to supply extra COVID-19 vaccinations to the residents in southeastern Connecticut,” Patrick Inexperienced, President and CEO of L+M Healthcare, stated. “The Mohegan Solar neighborhood vaccine web site is one more extension of the outstanding partnership between our organizations to prioritize the well being and wellness of the communities we serve. Our groups have been working across the clock to streamline the vaccination course of to accommodate as many individuals as we are able to. It’s a privilege to be ready the place we are able to open one other neighborhood vaccination web site together with our Mohegan colleagues.”
Beneath the present section of Connecticut’s vaccination program, people aged 65 and over are eligible to be vaccinated, and can quickly broaden to incorporate extra eligible teams. For updates on the state’s phased rollout, go to ct.gov/covidvaccine.
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