From the Farmington Valley Health District: Our district is doing very well in regards to vaccination rates. However, we do have a few towns where we would really like to see our rates increase. In our efforts to do so, FVHD would like to offer vaccinations in these towns, and Barkhamsted is such a town. The District will be setting up a booth at the Hartland Carnival at the end of the month and would like to do something similar in Barkhamsted.
The current data shows that more than 97% of people getting hospitalized with Covid-19 now are unvaccinated, and 99.5% of deaths are among the unvaccinated. In town, basically 100% of those over 65 have gotten vaccinated, but only 61% of those 12-64 have received their first shot, and only 57% of that population has been fully vaccinated.
Please take advantage of the vaccination booth in our neighboring town while you enjoy their carnival. Once there is a plan for a similar clinic here in town, more information will be provided to our residents.