Mohegan Tribe Partners with State Department of Public Health and Local Health Community Centers to Host Vaccination Clinics

Mohegan Sun, Griffin Health, and Uncas Health District to begin vaccination clinics at the casino on Wednesday.

December 14, 2021 (Uncasville, CT) — In their continued efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mohegan Tribe is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Griffin Health, and the Uncas Health District to host free vaccination clinics for Connecticut residents. The clinics are beginning as Connecticut’s daily COVID positivity figures have once again topped eight percent, and the state has now reported multiple cases of the Omicron variant.

The walk-in clinics will take place every Wednesday starting December 15 through January 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mohegan Sun’s Seasons Buffet in the Earth Casino. On Monday, December 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Uncas Health District will host their clinic at the Seasons Buffet. Primary shots and boosters will be available to all eligible age groups.

Governor Lamont and state health officials have been consistent in urging residents to get the vaccine and to receive their booster shot if more than six months have passed since their first two doses. The Department of Health reported those who remain unvaccinated are five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and have a 16 times greater risk of dying of the disease.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mohegan Tribe has worked to positively impact the health of not only our Tribal members, but our Connecticut neighbors as well,” said James Gessner Jr., Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe. “Those efforts have included extensive health and safety measures for our employees and guests, as well as key partnerships to help improve access to COVID testing and vaccines. These new clinics with the State of Connecticut, Griffin Health, and the Uncas Health District are another important step in that work.”

The following are dates and times for the vaccination clinics being hosted at Mohegan Sun:

CT Department of Public Health/Griffin Health Clinics

  • Wednesday, December 15th: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 22nd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 29th: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 5th: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Available Primary shots

  • 12 years and older: Pfizer
  • 18 years and older: Moderna & J&J

Available Booster shots

  • 16 years and older: Pfizer
  • 18 years and older: Moderna & J&J

Uncas Health District Clinic

  • Monday, December 20th: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Available Primary shots

  • 5 – 11 years and older: Pfizer
  • 12 years and older: Pfizer
  • 18 years and older: Moderna & J&J

Available Booster shots

  • 18 years and older: Pfizer, Moderna & J&J

All individuals attending the clinics must always wear a mask and bring their driver’s license or non-driver photo identification card. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccination or booster.

If you have any questions about these clinics, please contact the respective agencies: CT Department of Public Health at 800.203.1234 or Uncas Health District at 860.823.1189.


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