East Haven's First Vaccine Clinic A Success With 50 Vaccinated

Ellyn Santiago
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EAST HAVEN, CT — Fifty people received the COVID-19 vaccine Friday at East Haven's first vaccine clinic held at the town's senior center.

"I'm very happy with the turnout and appreciate the many volunteers who helped out today," Mayor Joseph A. Carfora said. "This community always amazes me with how we all come together."

The clinic was staffed by medical reserves from the East Shore District Health Department, volunteers from the community, and Town Hall staff.

Coordinated by East Haven Assistant Director of Administration and Management Michelle Benivegna, with assistance from mayoral executive assistant Tina Hedley, the clinic served 50 people with 80 registered for the clinic next Friday.

Hedley said the volunteers "were amazing."

"We received so many phone calls at the Mayor's Office from people wanting to volunteer," she said, calling the day "great," after being at the clinic since around 7:30 a.m.

Hedley said the volunteers, who will be different every Friday, direct traffic, check people in, take temperatures and more. One volunteer, an East Haven grandmother spent the day at the clinic taking temperatures, Hedley said.

"People have been reaching out to help," she said. "It's been so nice. I love when people come together like this."

This article originally appeared on the East Haven Patch