Locals rush to book clinic appointments

Locals rush to book clinic appointments

An upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Plainville residents age 45 and over filled up fast.

Registration for the Friday, April 2 clinic opened Wednesday, March 24, and soon after, the following message was posted to the town's Facebook page:

"The vaccine clinic is full. Thank you for helping keep Plainville safe and healthy."

One hundred first doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected to be administered at the April 2 clinic, which will be held at the Plainville firehouse on West Main Street.

Connecticut's most recent COVID-19 report, issued March 25, showed 53 positive cases in Plainville over a two-week span, which works out to an average of 21.5 daily cases per 100,000 people.

In the state’s previous report, the community had 36 COVID-19 cases.

Centers for Disease Control officials have predicted a possible fourth wave of COVID-19 infections nationwide. But Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut should be in good shape, given the high numbers of people who have been vaccinated in the upper age groups. 

And federal researchers reported good news Monday, according to media reports. The coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are proving highly effective at preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic infections under real-world conditions, federal health researchers said. Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination, the reports stated.

There has been debate over whether vaccinated people can still get asymptomatic infections and transmit the virus to others. The study, by researchers at the CDC, suggested that since infections were so rare, transmission is likely rare, too.

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