Litchfield social services Coordinator Michael Lyn Cappello, left, chats with volunteer Courtney Korner during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Bantam firehouse on Wednesday. BZ photos
Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics down, one to go.
Wednesday’s clinic at the Bantam firehouse provided vaccine for 174 local residents who were on hand for either their first shot or second shot. The number of shots given exceeded by 25 the number administered at the first clinic April 7. A third clinic will be held at the firehouse on May 19 to provide second shots.
The clinic was again orchestrated by Litchfield Housing Authority Executive Director Jim Simoncelli with help from social services Coordinator Michael Lyn Cappello and park and recreation Director Colleen Kinkade. The vaccine delivered was the Pfizer-BioNtech brand and was provided by Walgreens pharmacy in Litchfield.
Walgreen provided the services of two pharmacists and one support person for the vaccinations. Several local residents volunteered their time to assist at the clinic.
The vaccination clinic greeting party included, from left, volunteers Bryan Simmons and Michelle Weik, both of Litchfield, and park and recreation Director Colleen Kinkade.
Volunteers Kim MacDonald, left, of Bantam, and Lori Keene of Litchfield checked in those waiting to be vaccinated.
Lea Dmytryck, left, and Beth Steinberg, both of Litchfield, were among the volunteers assisting.
Social services Coordinator Michael Lyn Cappello, above, and park and recreation Director Colleen Kinkade, below, were instrumental in the successful operation of the clinic.