Hartford HealthCare to open 3 more COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Connecticut this week – NBC Connecticut

This week, Hartford HealthCare plans to open at least 3 new mega-vaccination clinics in Connecticut.

This effort is part of the health care systems plan to increase gun injections and expand access to doses for eligible patients.

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The three new venues include the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket.

Data has shown that people who meet the obesity standard are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. As a result, some states use BMI, or body mass index, to qualify people for early access to a vaccine. NBC News medical correspondent Dr John Torres joined LX News to discuss how BMI helps calculate your risk – and where it is insufficient.

The health system has the capacity to distribute 35,000 vaccines per week …

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