Beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) will transition COVID-19 vaccinations from its existing clinics at Day Kimball Hospital to its Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) adult and pediatric primary care practice locations.
“DKH has innovatively adapted care and services to meet the needs of our community throughout the pandemic,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “As vaccines became available, we moved quickly to offer vaccinations at central locations. These mass vaccination sites were key components of our success when we needed to deliver the vaccine to as many people as quickly as possible,” he said.
Kramer continued, “Now that we have administered well over 40,000 vaccines to those who were eager to receive it, we are shifting our approach to better support those who may require direct conversation with a physician regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and enable delivery of the vaccine at the point of contact. This change also makes the vaccine available at more locations in our community and allows individuals to receive the shot from their primary care providers in a private and comfortable setting.”
DKMG adult primary care practices will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. DKMG pediatric primary care practices will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12 and older.
COVID-19 vaccinations at DKMG’s primary care practices will be available to new and established patients. An appointment is preferred, but walk-in appointments will be accommodated.
All Day Kimball Medical Group primary care practices are welcoming new patients. Call 1 (844) DKMG DOC (1-844-356-4362) to get established with a provider at any of DKMG’s practice locations in Danielson, Dayville, Plainfield, or Putnam.
As Day Kimball learns more about the possibility of COVID-19 booster vaccines in the future, it will keep the community informed of any plans for booster vaccination clinics at Day Kimball Hospital and across the region.
“The coordination of our vaccination efforts has been an enormous undertaking involving hundreds of dedicated individuals both inside and outside of our organization. We appreciate the time and talent they have all contributed in planning and operating these vaccine clinics which have protected thousands of Northeast Connecticut residents against COVID-19,” added Kramer. “It’s important for all eligible individuals to be vaccinated so we can put an end to the pandemic in our region and get back to life as we prefer it.”
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans in Connecticut, call 2-1-1, the CT State Hotline for information or visit ct.gov/covidvaccine. Local information is available on the Northeast District Department of Health website at nddh.org. For more information about Day Kimball Healthcare’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout visit daykimball.org/coronavirus.