Stamford partners with local barber shops, salons to get more people vaccinated
The city of Stamford is launching a new campaign for barbershops and salons to encourage their customers to get vaccinated.
The businesses will encourage their clients to get vaccinated. If a customer gets a shot, the clients will have to come back and show their vaccination card. A tally will be kept, and each week the business that drums up the most vaccinated clients will become that week's winner.
A couple dozen salons and barbershops are taking part.
The business with the most vaccinated clients between now and the end of the month will be recognized by Mayor David Martin and the Health Department.
Family Centers is helping to organize the campaign, saying 16- to 44-year-olds are lagging older age groups when it comes to vaccination rates.
The campaign kicks off Saturday with a pop-up vaccine clinic at Master Barbershop on 90 West Broad St. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.