Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino opens mass vaccination facility

Not far from slot machines and table games at Mohegan Sun is a mass vaccination site.

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- One of Connecticut's largest casinos is betting on the success of the state's vaccination efforts. Not far from the slot machines and table games at Mohegan Sun is a mass vaccination site. It's located at the resort's large expo center. Yale New Haven Health running the clinic, which comes with its own pharmacy where the vaccine is prepared in a back room.

Vaccine recipients only need to sign up at a registration desk before receiving that important shot in the arm.

- It gives me a bit of relief.

JEFF HAMILTON: But we're really excited. I think when you think about Mohegan Sun, we have the infrastructure, we have the parking, we have the ability to scale up.

- It makes it much easier. So our nurses and whoever our vaccinators are can just focus on giving the doses to the patients.

- Mohegan Sun has also hosted PPE distribution, and continues to hold drive-through COVID testing at its garage.