Monroe sees slight rise in COVID-19 cases, booster shots available

Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road. Photo by John Babina

MONROE, CT — Case rates for COVID-19 rose slightly in Monroe last week to an average of two-and-a-half new cases per day, according to First Selectman Ken Kellogg.

“The number of cases and positivity rate has continued to increase throughout the State, and I expect reports later this week to indicate a continued trend of increased cases,” Kellogg said in a pandemic update issued Wednesday. “That said, the State is reporting that the current rate of hospitalization due to COVID-19 has not risen dramatically, as we experienced a year ago.”

All adults over age 18 are eligible to receive a booster dose six months after completing their initial vaccination series. The Monroe Health Department and Emergency Management Team will conduct a booster dose vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Scheduling is through the VAMS system, and appointments are visible now.

The COVID-19 page on the town’s website has links for vaccination options in Monroe and in the surrounding area, which includes area pharmacies and healthcare systems.

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