COVID vaccines being offered at UConn graduations

EAST HARTFORD — University of Connecticut begins its five days of graduations on Saturday, but there may be something else to celebrate — Community Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations next to the stadium.

CHC, in partnership with the state of Connecticut, will offer vaccinations to graduates, families and friends in conjunction with the graduation ceremonies occurring from May 8 to May 12.

Graduation ceremonies will be held at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field and the shots will be available next door at the mass vaccination drive-thru site at Pratt & Whitney runway.

CHC has designated two lanes at the site as “UConn Fast Vax” lanes. The one-shot Johnson & Johnson and the two-dose Pfizer vaccines will be offered at the clinic.

The clinic is located at Pratt & Whitney Runway, 12 Runway Road, East Hartford and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.