Congressman Jim Himes, Bridgeport mayor tour city's vaccine clinic

Congressman Jim Himes was in Bridgeport today with Mayor Joe Ganim to tour one of the city's vaccine clinics and to get an update on the city's progress with vaccinating seniors 75 and older.

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2021, 6:44 PM

Updated 1,229 days ago

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Congressman Jim Himes was in Bridgeport today with Mayor Joe Ganim to tour one of the city's vaccine clinics and to get an update on the city's progress with vaccinating seniors 75 and older.
"We have the most people, the highest populated concentration of individuals anywhere in the state," Ganim says.
Last week, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that about 24% of Bridgeport's 75 and older population had been vaccinated.
The number now hovers at around 30%, according to city health officials.
It's all part of an effort that involves opening more vaccination clinics.
Himes and Ganim toured one of the city's clinics inside the gym at Central High School.
The clinic is eight of the 12 stations dedicated to vaccinating Bridgeport residents only.
There's also another clinic at the Department of Health, officials say.
Later this week, Bridgeport Hospital will open one up at the University of Bridgeport.
Officials say residents will be able to get vaccinated at a few CVS and Walgreens pharmacies in the city too.
There are also mobile clinics being set up so homebound seniors can get their shots.
"This is the type of stuff that we would have liked to see sooner, but we're appreciative it's happening," Ganim says.
The city of Bridgeport has opened up vaccination appointments to those 65 and older.
Residents can register online or over the phone.
Bridgeport residents only can call the Bridgeport senior hotline at 203-576-7993 to schedule an appointment at one of the clinics currently open - or for a mobile clinic
Any CT resident can use the VAMS online portal to schedule an appointment at one of the clinics currently open 
Appointments at Bridgeport clinics now open to the 65+ group.


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