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Ledge Light offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics at senior centers in New London, East Lyme, Groton

Ledge Light Health District has scheduled free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at senior centers in New London, East Lyme and Groton.

Only the Moderna vaccine will be available for people 18 or older who need a first or second dose or are eligible for a first or second booster dose.

The clinics are from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the New London Senior Center, corner of Brainard and Mercer streets; from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 23 at the East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic; and from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road. 

Those eligible for a first booster shot include those 18 or older who completed a primary series of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, or those 18 or older who had a primary dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine at least two months ago.

People 50 or older who received a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago are eligible for a second booster shot.

No appointment, insurance or ID is necessary at the clinics. People should bring their CDC vaccination card, if they have one.

The CDC recommends that everyone 5 and older get a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and that everyone 12 and older also receive a booster. For a complete list of community clinics, including those where vaccinations are available for people younger than 18, visit llhd.org.

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