MASHANTUCKET, CONN.—The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Health announced they will partner to host free vaccination clinics at Foxwoods Resort Casino amidst the Omicron variant surge. This is the next step in the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods’ ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible to protect them against COVID-19.
The walk-in, no appointment needed, vaccination clinics will be open every Tuesday starting January 4, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Bingo Hall, with free parking available in the Rainmaker Garage. Vaccination for 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster will be available to all eligible age groups and for all guests visiting Foxwoods.
“These vaccine clinics play a pivotal role in our three-pronged approach to fighting this virus which include vaccination, masking and testing,” said Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD. “These simple steps are crucial in decreasing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. And while there is still work to do in terms of our vaccination rates—particularly in Eastern Connecticut—we are in a better place than we were a year ago thanks to partners like the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino.”
Important Step for the Community
“I want to thank our tribal partner, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, for stepping up to provide yet another vaccine site during this pandemic,” said Gov. Ned Lamont. “It is more important than ever for our residents to get their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters as we know it will keep them out of the hospital and provide protection for them as they spend time with their families and go to work. The more locations we have to get your shots, the better, and I’m thankful for this latest accessible vaccination site.”
Governor Lamont and CT State Department of Public Health officials have been consistent in urging residents to get vaccinated and to remain fully vaccinated by receiving their booster shot once six months have passed since their first two doses.
“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino have continuously worked to help control the virus in Connecticut in an effort to keep community members safe,” said Jason Guyot, Foxwoods’ President and CEO. “These efforts have included rolling out industry-leading health and safety protocols across the resort to partnering with Hartford HealthCare to host one of the state’s largest mega vaccination sites earlier this year. These clinics are the next step, and we’re proud to work with Griffin Health to keep our communities healthy.”
The site will be in accordance with COVID-19 safety measures, including social distancing protocols and mandatory face masks. All individuals attending the clinics must always wear a mask and bring their driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card, and a copy of their vaccination card if applicable. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccination or booster.
For more details on what to expect when arriving at Foxwoods, visit Foxwoods.com/vaccine.