Pomfret teamed up with the CT Northeast District Department of Health to organize a Covid vaccine clinic for faculty and staff right here on the Hilltop.
Even from behind her mask, Photography Teacher Lindsay Lehmann's smile shined through. "I was so happy when I learned that teachers and school staff had been prioritized for vaccination. We are so lucky to have had this clinic."
Earlier this month, Pomfret teamed up with the Connecticut Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) to organize the vaccine clinic, which took place in Strong Field House on the Pomfret campus. "We are very fortunate that our field house is a big facility," says Assistant Head of School Don Gibbs. "NDDH contacted us to host the event, and we are just thrilled that we can do that and invite other educators in the area."
More than 350 faculty, staff, and administrators from Pomfret School, Rectory School, and Pomfret Community School rolled up their sleeves to receive the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. This is an important step toward compliance with Pomfret School's updated policy requiring that all faculty and staff receive the vaccine by July 1.
"Having the ability to vaccinate our adult community is terrific news for all of us," said Head of School Tim Richards. "The cherry on top is that we will have a first dose of the vaccine in our arms for two weeks before our students arrive back on campus." According to a document Moderna submitted to the FDA, the vaccine provides about 80 percent protection after the first dose, and 95 percent after the second dose.
A clinic to deliver the second and final dose to community members has been scheduled for Thursday, April 1.