New Haven offering free gas, other incentives at COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday

Griffin nurses prepare the shot the shot during the Griffin Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Stew Leonard's flagship store Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Norwalk, Conn. The free clinic continues Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Norwalk store.

Griffin nurses prepare the shot the shot during the Griffin Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Stew Leonard's flagship store Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Norwalk, Conn. The free clinic continues Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the Norwalk store.

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NEW HAVEN — The city is offering free gas and other incentives to residents receiving a COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic Saturday.

The clinic, in collaboration with Griffin Health, will be staged at the Forbes Gas Station at 401 Forbes Ave. Those receiving a vaccine shot will get “$10 worth of free gas” from Forbes, according to a press release from Mayor Justin Elicker’s office.

Vaccinations at the site are free and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The health department will be administering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots. Attendees are not required to have insurance or documentation but are asked to wear a mask.

And the incentives don’t stop at free gas. Griffin Health is also offering either a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card or one ticket to the Quassy Amusement Park to anyone age 12 and older getting vaccinated, the release said. Residents between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a guardian who will be required to complete a consent form at the clinic.

The free vaccination clinic comes as New Haven pushes for more people to be inoculated against the coronavirus.

State data shows 68,355 individuals (roughly 52.48%) have initiated vaccination and 62,245 people (about 47.79%) reported being fully vaccinated among the 130,250-person city population as of July 9.