Eligible Connecticut residents can start receiving Pfizer Booster injections – NBC Connecticut

Friday was the first day thousands of people across the state could receive their third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and for those who qualify, there are plenty of places to get the vaccine.

The Durham Fair brings a demolition derby to the state this weekend. There are thousands of exhibits and a lot of fair trade food. The busy event also makes it a great spot for a quick kick in the arm. Even Governor Ned Lamont stopped.

“To be able to offer vaccines to our festival-goers if they were eligible. The other thing that got a lot of interest was people looking for booster shots, ”said Durham Fair president Daniel Miramant.

Griffin Health’s vaccination clinic is right at the entrance to the state’s largest agricultural fair.

“Even if you don’t want a booster or a vaccine but want information. Maybe you haven’t received it yet and maybe you are saying. They have all kinds of information to give you, ”said Karen Andrukiewicz, Durham Fair Supplier Coordinator.

Over 800 sites are ready to give their third dose to hundreds of thousands of eligible residents, including all five Nutmeg Pharmacy sites.

“It has started to be crazy now. In fact, this morning made 130 people right off the bat, ”said Gregory McKenna, Managing Member and CEO of Nutmeg Pharmacy.

McKenna said they were giving an average of 50 booster shots a day after FDA clearance for some immunocompromised people last month. He expects him to become busier now than adults with underlying health conditions, those who work in high-risk settings, and those 65 and older may also suffer.

For now, only people in these groups who also received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago can receive the booster.

McKenna said he ordered a lot of them in the works.

“It’s really the same fervor that we saw at the start of the year, so I mean, we’re busy with that,” McKenna said.

McKenna said in addition to giving the third dose at his five pharmacies, he was opening vaccination clinics. You can enter or register on their website.

As of Monday, he said he will also have a working COVID-19 call center for those who have questions or need help making an appointment. You can call 1-877-678-4455.

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