COVID-19 Vaccine Information

On August 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave FULL approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. More info at  fda.gov.

Last Updated: October 18, 2021

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VACCINE SCHEDULE FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK (October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021) 

This page contains details regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in Norwalk. Residents are reminded that the State of Connecticut controls the vaccine distribution schedule. Full details from the State can be found at ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Residents who wish to receive email or text updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine from the City can now sign up at norwalkct.org/vaccineupdate. Residents can enter their email address and/or cell phone number to be alerted of changing news, updates, and vaccine eligibility.

Upcoming Norwalk Health Department Vaccine Clinics 

Information about upcoming Norwalk Health Department vaccine clinics will be posted here. To receive alerts of newly-posted clinics, enroll for notifications at norwalkct.org/vaccineupdate.

Vaccine Clinics at Veteran's Park

The City of Norwalk has partnered with Community Health Center, Inc. to provide free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Veteran's Park. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are available for anyone 18 and older. Pfizer is available for anyone 12 or older. Those 12-17 must have parent/guardian consent. All clinics are 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. No appointment needed.

TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER
10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
830am-4pm
FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER
10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
830am-4pm
SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER
10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
830am-4pm


Who's Eligible? 

All Connecticut residents, workers, and students ages 12 and older are now eligible. Please note that Pfizer is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals ages 12 - 17, so individuals in that age group must find a provider who offers Pfizer. For more information about eligibility, visit: https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal/COVID-19-Vaccination-Phases.

I am Eligible. How do I get the Vaccine?

Eligible individuals have many options for scheduling an appointment to get a vaccine. Click HERE for instructions in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole on how to schedule appointments.

You can visit www.ct.gov/covidvaccine and search by zip code to find: 

  • a list of vaccine providers near you
  • how to schedule an appointment with each provider
  • whether appointments are available
  • which brand vaccine is offered at each location

Some vaccine providers use CDC's VAMS system to schedule appointments. For more information about VAMS, visit: https://covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov/vams/170

Phone Assistance 

If you can't make an appointment online, you can call the Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line (877) 918-2224 to find an appointment. This line is open seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. 

If you have additional questions, you can call the Health Department's Vaccine Info line at (203) 854-7985.  

The City of Norwalk has partnered with the Norwalk Senior Center and Senior Services Coordinating Council to launch phone assistance lines for Norwalk seniors seeking information regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Seniors may call the Norwalk Senior Center at (203) 847-3115 (English) or (203) 299-1500 (Español), or Senior Services Coordinating Council at (203) 434-3085 or (203) 434-1876 for assistance.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Home

If you or someone you know is unable to make it to a COVID vaccine clinic, they may be eligible to get their vaccine at home. We’re partnering with Community Health Centers Inc. (CHC, Inc.) to offer Norwalkers free vaccination at home. Call CHC Inc. at 475-231-7706 if you are interested or have questions. For a printable flyer about at-home vaccinations (in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole), click here

Pfizer Booster Shots

Pfizer is now authorized for “booster” doses for those in certain other groups at least 6 months after their second dose of Pfizer. This is only for individuals who got Pfizer the first time around. Please note that Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are not yet authorized for booster doses. 

Who is Eligible and Recommended for a Pfizer Booster Dose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,   
  • People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
  • People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and 
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

Where Can Eligible Individuals Get their Pfizer Booster?

Many pharmacies, retailers, and health care providers in our area are offering booster shots. Please visit: https://covidvaccinefinder.ct.gov/ to search by zip code for a provider near you. Each provider sets their own hours and appointment procedures, so please check with providers for details.

Community Conversations 

Mayor Rilling hosted a series of Community Conversations around the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first conversation, "Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color" from March 3, 2021 featured Dr. Priscilla Agyemang, with Norwalk Hospital and Dr. Tichianaa Armah, with Community Health Center, Inc. Watch the video HERE.

The second conversation, "COVID-19 concerns within the Hispanic/Latinx Community" from March 17, 2021 featured Dr. Luis Fuentes, Amistad Community Health Center, Lucia Rilling, First Lady of Norwalk, Orlando Aquino, Patient & Community Engagement Manager with the Norwalk Community Health Center, and Maria Escalera, Director of Human Services for the City of Norwalk. Watch the video HERE.

The third conversation, “COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Demand, & Access” from March 31, 2021 featured Dr. Reginald Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Health of New England, and co-chair of Governor Lamont’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, Greg Burnett and Dominique Johnson from the Norwalk Common Council, and Deanna D’Amore, Director, Norwalk Health Department. Watch the video HERE.

The fourth conversation, “COVID-19 Education, Communication & Outreach” from April 14, 2021 featured Kenneth Waller, CEO of Norwalk Community Health Center, Amy Taylor, VP Community Health Center, Inc., and Deanna D’Amore, Director, Norwalk Health Department. Watch the video HERE.

More Questions? 

Email COVID19TaskForce@norwalkct.org with questions or concerns or call (203) 854-7985. A member of the Mayor's Task Force will respond within 48 hours.

For other vaccination information from the Norwalk Health Department, click here.