Hartford HealthCare to offer coronavirus vaccine to children 12-15

Published on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:18
Written by Ciara Hooks

@Hooks_Ciara

NEW BRITAIN – Hartford HealthCare, in partnership with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, will be vaccinating adolescents between 12 and 15 Thursday at the CT Convention Center at 3 p.m.

In October, Hartford HealthCare and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center formed the Pediatric Care Alliance, collaborating to advance pediatric expertise, enhance services and improve access and quality outcomes for the system’s youngest patients and their families.

According to Hartford HealthCare, the FDA has approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for ages 12-15, which they are prepared to administer. Currently no appointments are needed pending the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and Department of Public Health approvals.

Once the CDC advisory group signs off, parents can bring their children to get vaccinated at any of Hartford HealthCare’s mega vaccination sites going forward. These mega clinic sites include the Convention Center in Hartford, Sacred Heart University, Liberty Square in New Britain, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Central High School in Bridgeport, Torrington Armory, XFinity Theatre (until May 23) and Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford (until May 23).

To date Hartford HealthCare has administered more than 440,000 vaccines.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:18. Updated: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:20.