Ridgefield\u2019s vaccine clinic at Yanity Gym, in partnership with RVNAhealth, hit a milestone this week after distributing 10,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The town\u2019s Office of Emergency Management made the celebratory announcement via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon and thanked their volunteers for all their hard work. \u201cIt\u2019s a big achievement,\u201d said Laura Cordeira, the director of Community Health and Wellness at RVNA. \u201cWe\u2019re glad we can put a dent on some of what\u2019s been going on.\u201d The clinic opened in January distributing just 200 shots per week. Since then it has grown, now innoculating upwards of 1,000 people a week. While the clinic predominantly administers the Moderna vaccine, it also has Johnson & Johnson shots on hand for homebound individuals who might have trouble getting to the vaccine site. Cordeira said the process has \u201cgotten smoother as time went on,\u201d and believes that President Biden\u2019s administration has \u201chelped from top down\u201d in providing states more predictability in the doses they receive. She did not recall experiencing any delays and said shipping comes through well. Cordeira also believes opening up eligibility to all those aged 16 or older has played a role in making operations easier. \u201cIt (helps) on an implementation side to not have to be checking people\u2019s employment groups or age groups,\u201d she said, \u201cand it makes it much easier to fill our clinics, as well, because anybody can sign up for them.\u201d Seeing vaccination efforts progress at a faster rate is something Cordeira\u2019s office is \u201cjazzed about,\u201d she added. Ridgefield OEM\u2019s Public Information Officer Gerri Lewis echoed the sentiment, saying it\u2019s been a \u201cvery smooth and organized process.\u201d With additional locations popping up, Lewis questioned how long the town\u2019s clinic would still be needed as people start getting inoculated by doctor\u2019s offices and pharmacies. However, the town will continue to do its part to get shots in people\u2019s arms, she said.