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Vt. offers weekend vaccination clinics in push to 80%

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 6:47 AM EDT
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BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - Governor Phil Scott and other state officials toured an EMS clinic at Thunder Road in Barre before Friday night’s race.

Scott says Vermont is entering that most challenging leg of the race, with 1.4% to go to reach 80%.

“I know there are some that are hesitant but there are also some that are just busy, working not connecting, not being able to take time off from work, and again, that’s why we’re trying to take these opportunities, whether it’s a car show, the jazz festival, or Thunder Road -- to be able to get it done,” Scott said.

Also at the race track was longtime WDEV radio broadcaster and Nascar Hall of Famer and previous owner of Thunder Road, Ken Squier.

Squier battled COVID-19 last November, landing him in the hospital and then rehab to regain his strength. WCAX News spoke with him Friday about why getting the vaccine is so important especially at Thunder Road.

“I don’t think we’re out of the woods at all and I think the business of continuing to get people vaccinated becomes a very important part of Vermont. The fact that car number 14 decided you guys (WCAX) got to come up here and they got to come up here was important” says Squier.

As of Thursday, 78.6% of eligible Vermonters had at least one dose of the vaccine. That means 7,878 more people need to reach the governor’s 80% goal. Scott says when the state reaches 80%, the state will lift all restrictions.

To ensure as many Vermonters as possible can get their vaccine, the state is offering dozens of new walk-in clinics this weekend. Many pharmacies will also now take walk-ins, Scott said.

Friday, June 4

Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Professional Bldg., Lower Level, 289 County Rd., Windsor (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Congress and Main, 97 North Main St., St. Albans (9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Essex Fair Grounds, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction (9:00 a.m. - 12: p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Lakeview Mobile Home Park, Shelburne Rd., Shelburne (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Sharon Rest Area, I-89 Northbound, Sharon (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Dr., Newport (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Williston Rest Area, I-89 Northbound, Williston (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Thunder Road, 80 Fisher Rd., Barre (3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Jazz Fest Concert, College St., Burlington (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Backside at 405 Concert Series, 405 Pine St., Burlington (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 5

Holiday Inn Conference Center, 476 Holiday Dr., Rutland (7:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.)

Capital City Farmer’s Market, 133 State St., Montpelier (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Sandbar State Park, Milton (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

St. Albans Bay Car and Motorcycle Show, St. Albans Bay Park (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd, Brandon (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Wilmington Antique and Flea Market, 225 Route 9, Wilmington (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Jazz Fest Artist Fair, College St, Burlington (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Jazz Fest Concert, Church St., Burlington (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Backside at 405 Concert Series, 405 Pine St., Burlington (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 6

Lake Seymour Boat Launch, Morgan (6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

Holiday Inn Conference Center, 476 Holiday Dr., Rutland (7:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.)

Lake Seymour Beach, Morgan (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Waterbury Center State Park, 177 Reservoir Rd. , Waterbury Center (9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.)

Elmore State Park, 856 VT-12, Elmore (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Lake Willoughby South Beach, VT Route 5a, Westmore (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Camp Plymouth State Park, 2008 Scout Camp Rd., Ludlow (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Bolton Potholes, 1 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Bolton (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Wilmington Antique and Flea Market, 225 Route 9, Wilmington (12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Lake Willoughby North Beach, VT Route 5a, Westmore (2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Plainfield Community Suppers, 641 Recreation Field Rd., Plainfield (4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Monday, June 7

Barre Courthouse, 255 N Main St., Barre (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Williston Woods Mobile Home Park, 126 Williston Woods Rd., Williston (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

St. George Villa Mobile Home Park, 8066 Route 2a, St. George (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Paramount Theater, 30 Center St., Rutland (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Sunset Lake Villa Mobile Home Park, 829 Richmond Rd., Hinesburg (3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

The Edge, 115 Wellness Drive Williston (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

Triple L Mobile Home Park, Hinesburg Rd., Hinesburg (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

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