Danbury Fair mall COVID-19 vaccine clinic to close

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Danbury's first mass COVID-19 vaccination site opened on Thursday at the Danbury Fair mall. The Community Health Center, Inc site will utilize six car lanes to serve 600 appointments a day. March 4, 2021, in Danbury, Conn.

Danbury's first mass COVID-19 vaccination site opened on Thursday at the Danbury Fair mall. The Community Health Center, Inc site will utilize six car lanes to serve 600 appointments a day. March 4, 2021, in Danbury, Conn.

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DANBURY — The mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Danbury Fair mall and others across the state will close at the end of the month.

The Community Health Center, which runs the site, is encouraging residents to go to its other clinic or pop-up locations. The health center offers the COVID vaccine from 8:50 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. at its 8 Delay St location in Danbury, according to the organization’s website. A mobile clinic will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rogers Park.

Danbury’s health department closed its vaccine clinic in early June, while the Connecticut Institute for Communities continues to offer the vaccine at 132 Main St.

The drive-thru clinic at the Danbury Fair mall opened in early March and at its peak served 1,300 people a day. During the last week in May, between 500 to 900 people came daily the health center has said.

In addition to the mall site, the mass vaccination clinics in Middletown, Stamford and East Hartford will close, too.

Nearly 59 percent of all Danbury residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine, according to state data.