HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont was administered with his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this morning at a clinic that was held at The First Cathedral church in Bloomfield under a partnership with Trinity Health of New England. Forty-seven members of the church also signed up in advance to be vaccinated at today’s clinic.
The governor, 67, became eligible to receive the vaccine last week when the state expanded phase 1b of its vaccination program to include individuals between the ages of 65 and 74.
“I’m proud to partner with our faith community to make sure everyone eligible for a vaccine in Connecticut can access one,” Governor Lamont said. “Leaders in our houses of worship in every community are a critical part of ensuring everyone knows the vaccine is safe, and we are making sure every resident of our state has free access to the vaccine regardless of insurance availability or documentation status. I look forward to visiting more vaccination clinics, particularly at houses of worship. I want to thank First Cathedral for hosting us today, and all the staff at Trinity Health of New England for building this wonderful clinic.”
“As part of our mission and core values, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide equitable care for all community members,” Dr.