Haircuts and vaccines offered in Cut Out COVID campaign
Stamford barbershops and salons worked with the city for a second day on Sunday to get people vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Cut Out Covid campaign consisted of customers coming into their barbershops or salons for a haircut and a vaccine.
Officials and local barbers said the campaign is effective because they interact directly with the community and have a trusting relationship.
"The salons have a lot of access to different communities that come in on a regular basis," said Stamford Mayor David Martin.
"It's easier, it's reachable for [customers],” said Pamela Encarnacion, of Dominican Girls Beauty.
The campaign kicked off Saturday at Master Barbershop in Stamford where they vaccinated over 12 people and about 10 people on Sunday.
The campaign is looking to set up additional clinics with other hair salons and barbers in the area in the future.