Deputy Fire Chief / Health Officer
Litchfield Covid Vaccination Clinic
On Saturday March 27th Litchfield teachers and staff from the school district, St. Francis School, Tabernacle School, Litchfield Bus drivers and Litchfield Public Library employees received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine under Phase 2A. The vaccination clinic took place at Campbell High School through the coordination, cooperation and hard work from many individuals of Litchfield Fire Rescue, Walgreens Pharmacy, NH Dept of Health and Human Services, Litchfield SAU, Litchfield school principals and their staff.
Special thanks to both Litchfield Fire Chief Frank Fraitzl for the idea and plan to vaccinate our teacher’s locally and to Hollie Falzone of Litchfield SAU who planned and scheduled times for those being vaccinated. The vaccination clinic ran from 10 am to 2pm and was well received by the teachers, staff and community. The event was well organized and ran so smoothly that with the help of Barbara Bielawski of the school superintendent’s office, we were able to contact and schedule people to arrive an hour or more earlier for their shots.
During the late morning a Walgreens supervisor advised us that they received extra vaccines that would be expiring the following day and destroyed unless we found extra people to be vaccinated. On extremely short notice, we were able to contact approximately 23 other individuals eligible under the current NH vaccine phase schedule to come in and receive their first shot. All town employees and other individuals eligible to receive the vaccine who wanted one were vaccinated for a total of 145 vaccinations given for the event.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the vaccination clinic. From manning set up, check in, required paperwork tables to monitoring those being vaccinated, providing food and refreshments or logistical support, it wouldn’t have run so smooth without the teamwork of all involved. In the week since the shots were administered, there have been no adverse reactions or work absences reported as a result of any vaccination. Second shots will be given on Saturday April 17th at Campbell High School. Everyone who received the first dose of the vaccine will be notified shortly of their next scheduled dose.