High School Vaccine Clinic - October 6
Posted on 09/29/2021
EHHS Vaccine Clinic

East Hartford High School COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic


East Hartford Public Schools is encouraging eligible students to get vaccinated at an upcoming district-hosted clinic. In partnership with the East Hartford Department of Public Health and InterCommunity Health Care, East Hartford will be hosting a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the East Hartford High School gymnasium on the following dates:

  • First dose: October 6, 2021 – 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Second dose: October 27, 2021 – 8:00am - 2:00pm

The clinic is open to eligible students (ages 12 and up) at East Hartford High School, the Connecticut IB Academy and Synergy Alternative High School.

Please sign up and grant permission for students under age 18, using this Google form.

“Help protect your whole family by getting vaccinated,” said Tricia Orozco, Director of Practice Management and School Based Health Centers at InterCommunity Health Care. “Together we can end the pandemic and keep families safe.”

More than 64% of 12 to 17-year-olds in East Hartford received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. School administrators hope this clinic will help increase this rate, reduce the risk of outbreaks, and keep students learning in person. Fully-vaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 do not have to quarantine or isolate unless they are experiencing symptoms.

 “Students who are vaccinated are not missing out on school, lessons, learning, activities and athletics. They get to participate in our school community every day!” said East Hartford High School Principal Matt Ryan.

Parents and families who have questions about the vaccine can contact the East Hartford Health Department at 860-291-7324 to speak with a public health nurse.

Director of Health and Social Services for the Town of East Hartford Laurence Burnsed said, “Fully vaccinated people have a five-fold reduced risk of infection and more than 10-times lower risk of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.  Getting your child vaccinated also reduces their risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.  Vaccination is a critical layer of protection for your child, family members, and particularly for the most vulnerable members of our community.”