3 CARE: Ch. 3, CT Science Center, Hartford HealthCare Team Up for Free Immunization Clinic for Children | 3 treatments

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – As part of our Channel 3 Cares outreach, we have partnered with Hartford HealthCare and the Connecticut Science Center to offer the option of pediatric COVID vaccinations.

On Saturday, the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford opened its doors to children ages 5 to 11, one of the least vaccinated age groups, in hopes of boosting that vaccination rate.

The event, as always, is free and kids even had the opportunity to watch the popular film Encanto and receive free admission to the Science Center.

Some parents aren’t ready to get their little ones vaccinated, and others say they’re happy for the chance to provide extra protection.

Members of the Science Center say it was an honor to participate.

“It’s very exciting to know that the kids will have this experience of getting vaccinated here. They’ll have this memory that they were able to get vaccinated and do their bit, and get vaccinated and it probably wasn’t as scary than they thought,” says Tracy Schirer, Connecticut Science Center’s vice president of marketing and communications.

Another pediatric vaccination clinic will be held at the Connecticut Science Center in three weeks on March 12.

A parent or guardian, 18 years of age or older, must accompany the vaccinated person.

“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve had education programs in place to try to educate the public on how to stay safe,” Connecticut Science Center spokesperson Tracy Shirer said.

No insurance or ID will be required.

Overall, the CT Science Center said it administered sixty doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic on Saturday.

More information about the clinic can be found on the Science Center events page here.

The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has a link to frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children. It can be seen here.

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