Lt. Gov. Byziewicz, Norwalk mayor tour senior center vaccination clinic

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling toured a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Norwalk Senior Center Friday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2021, 5:57 PM

Updated 1,253 days ago

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Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling toured a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Norwalk Senior Center Friday.
The two officials made the tour as part of a way to see how the local health district is working to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for community members eligible under Phase 1A.
Connecticut has vaccinated almost 100,000 people, and the Norwalk Health Department says the city has vaccinated more than 200 people to date.
Rilling says 300 first responders, including police and firefighters, school nurses, and health department staff, have gotten their first dose of the vaccine so far.
He says as the weeks go on, more people are getting on board.
"When other people see people getting vaccinated and no side effects, just a sore arm, that's encouraging them to say, 'You know what, I need to get vaccinated as well,’" Rilling says.
Bysiewicz' visit comes as the Department of Public Health has confirmed the new, more contagious, COVID strain has made its way to Connecticut.
Officials stress the vaccine is still effective though, and the importance of not letting our guard down is crucial.


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