Starting this week, Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington is to begin holding “pop-up” vaccination clinics at local businesses in an effort to reach younger hard-to-reach individuals.

Two such clinics will be held in partnership with local breweries and feature live music and food truck vendors. The first takes place from 3 to 6 p.m.  Friday, June 4, at Ambition Brewing on Main Street in Wilton. The next event is to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Tumbledown Brewing at the Eastside Mall on the Farmington Falls Road in Farmington.

“The pace of those wanting COVID-19 vaccines has slowed considerably in recent weeks, which has prompted changes in strategy and convenience in order to reach those who remain unvaccinated,” said Barbara Sergio, FMH chief operating officer, according to a news release from the hospital.

Those who opt to get vaccinated at these pop ups must be 18 and older and will receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered by staff from FMH and NorthStar.

For more information, contact Jill Gray, communications and public affairs manager, at 207-779-2555.

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