Earlier in June, the U.S. celebrated the six month anniversary of the first publicly administered COVID-19 vaccine. And truly it is cause for celebration as the vaccinated are safely reconnecting with friends and family, enjoying events, and worrying less about getting infected...and about infecting children.
Last winter we eagerly waited for our age group to become eligible and worked diligently to find the first available appointment as the supply of the vaccine was extremely limited. Now everyone who is age twelve and older is eligible to be vaccinated. And the best part is that vaccines are readily available throughout Greater New Haven, including walk-up clinics. If you have delayed being vaccinated to avoid the hassle, wanted to see if there were any side effects, or just have not set aside the time, now is the perfect moment to get vaccinated. We know there will be variants of COVID-19, such as the Delta variant. We also know that being vaccinated is the best defense against being infected with COVID-19.
Given what we have learned through our experience, we can protect ourselves and others by being vaccinated. So take a few minutes out of your day and get vaccinated. You can find more information about the vaccine and vaccination locations through the state
and the New Haven Department of Public Health