'I want mine': After teachers, Stamford mayor gets COVID vaccine

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STAMFORD — Alongside a handful of other city leaders, Mayor David Martin received his COVID-19 vaccine on Monday afternoon just days after the city started vaccinating teachers.

Martin said previously that he’d wait to get vaccinated until the city started inoculating its teachers. After the statewide vaccine eligibility expansion last week, Stamford launched a clinic for educators on Saturday at Stamford Health. For its first weekend, the clinic targeted elementary school teachers.

After the initial round of school workers, it was Martin’s turn n Monday.

“Now that that's happening, I want mine,” he said.

The mayor received his first dose flanked by some of the city’s Black leaders, including NAACP President Guy Fortt and Domus Kids Director Michael Hyman, who were also vaccinated.