By Cathy Iino, First Selectwoman, Killingworth.
I want to brag on my town today. This morning we held a vaccination clinic for over 90 people at the Killingworth Fire Station. Health Director Amy Scholz put it together, with the help of the Community Health Center, and everything went very smoothly, thanks to her good organizational work. And it never would have happened without three of the fine volunteer organizations that make Killingworth such a great town. The Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company, the Killingworth Lions, and the Killingworth Community Emergency Response Team were all on hand to set up the space, direct traffic, register people, and provide whatever other support was needed. Just watching this joint effort inspired pride and gratitude.
It’s easier and easier to get vaccinated in this area. Tomorrow, April 21, 3:30 – 7:30 pm, the Connecticut River Area Health District will hold a drive-thru vaccination clinic for anyone age 18 or older. No appointment necessary! The clinic will be delivering the Moderna vaccine.
Then, on April 27 and 29, CRAHD will hold special clinics for teens aged 16, 17, and 18, offering the Pfizer vaccine. Teens can sign up now on line.
Connecticut has now passed the tragic milestone of over 8,000 COVID-related deaths. Killingworth has not seen a new death in many months, but our total number of confirmed cases continues to rise, and our daily case rate per 100,000 over the last two weeks was 29.2. Vaccinations will slow the spread—hopefully, before a new, more dangerous variant takes hold. Meanwhile, please continue to take precautions. Masks work. Social distancing works.
While the weather is beautiful, visit with your friends outside.
Stay safe and carry on.