VAX Facts: More Money for More Shots

State Representatives Step Up!

State Representative Joe Gresko (D- 121st District and State Representative Phil Young (D-120th District) both applaud the recent announcement that Stratford will receive new federal funds to boost the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in hard-to-reach communities.

Stratford will be one of 27 municipalities and health departments across Connecticut which will receive the new funding, which totals more than $13 million.

“Our goal with the vaccination program is to reach out to every Connecticut resident, particularly those who have historically been underserved when it comes to access to health care, transportation, or other challenges,” Governor Ned Lamont said in a statement. “Everybody deserves the right to access these lifesaving vaccines. We need to do everything we can to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to receive this care.”

“As one of the few accredited health departments in Connecticut, the Stratford Health department continues to go above and beyond for the safety of our residents,” said Rep. Gresko.

“These funds will play a vital role in improving access to the COVID vaccine in our community,” said Rep. Young. “I thank Governor Lamont and applaud his continued commitment to equity in public health.”

Members of the public may call the Stratford Health Department or Stratford Senior Services for help with making a vaccine appointment at 203-385-4090 or 203-385-4050.

Residents can also visit https://portal.ct.gov/Vaccine-Portal to find a vaccine appointment near them.

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