COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective at preventing hospitalizations and death due to SARS-CoV-2, and everyone ages 6 months and older is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Bivalent COVID-19 Booster

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) now recommends a new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine that is formulated to provide an immune response against the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Per the ACIP, the new Moderna booster is authorized for individuals 18 years of age and older, and the new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster is authorized for individuals 12 years of age and older. Individuals can get this bivalent booster 2 months after their most recent COVID-19 vaccine (either their primary series or a booster).

Please contact your healthcare provider to see if they are offering this new booster. Otherwise, you can search www.vaccines.gov/search for vaccine providers in your area. 

Upcoming Norwalk Health Department Clinics

The Health Department will hold Moderna Bivalent Booster clinics in the coming weeks. These clinics are open to anyone ages 18 and older who is at least 2 months past their most recent booster dose. 

Appointments are required. Please register at the links below or call 203-854-7985 for assistance.

Friday, September 30, 3 – 6 pm
Norwalk City Hall (Community Room)
125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Register Here: https://east.phims.org/norwalk/Scheduling/SelfEventScheduling.aspx?EventID=1065 

Friday, October 7, 3 – 6 pm
Norwalk City Hall (Community Room)
125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Register Here: https://east.phims.org/norwalk/Scheduling/SelfEventScheduling.aspx?EventID=1070 

Weekly Community Vaccine Schedule

Please see a list of this week's community clinics in Norwalk below. To find a list of other vaccine providers in our area, including pharmacies, supermarkets, and sites in other towns, visit www.vaccines.gov/search.  

September 26 English

Upcoming CHC 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. Those 17 years of age or younger must have parent/guardian consent. Anyone who is eligible for their first, second, or booster dose can be vaccinated. All clinics are 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. No appointment needed. 

MONDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

9/19, 9/26
9:00 am - 3 pm

        TUESDAYS IN SEPTEMBER

9/20, 9/27
  9:00 am - 3 pm

SATURDAYS IN SEPTEMBER    

 9/24
9:00 am - 3 pm

 

Who is Eligible?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. That means individuals 6 months of age and older are recommended to receive a primary series, 5 years of age and older are recommended to receive available booster doses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Summary English

For more information about booster shots, visit the CDC website

Pediatric Vaccinations

The FDA and CDC authorized the use of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years of age. If you are seeking a COVID-19 vaccine for your child: 

  1. Speak with your child’s pediatrician to see if they are offering the COVID-19 vaccine at their practice.
  2. Visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search for a list of local providers, including pharmacies, retailers, and healthcare providers. 
  3. Visit CT DPH’s listing of Mobile Van Clinics at https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal/DPH-van-clinics?language=en_US&fbclid=IwAR1YZghpv38DXazHW-YaT1KNzSSWSvfLDxoPXlKRrt109QVFtRmcOn3wUJ0 to find mobile clinic locations near you.
  4. Check out Norwalk’s Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Schedule above for a calendar of local community clinics.

For More Information

  • Phone Assistance: If you have questions or need help making an appointment, call the Health Department's Vaccine Info line at (203) 854-7985 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm).
  • 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. The State of CT Department of Public Health coordinates these vaccinations. To request a vaccination at home, please complete the following form: https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/homebound. If you need assistance, please call the Health Department at (203) 854-7985.
  • Email COVID19TaskForce@norwalkct.org with any other questions or concerns. A member of the Mayor's Task Force will respond within 48 hours.
  • More COVID information: https://www.covid.gov/

Vaccine Resources

Community Conversations

Mayor Rilling hosted a series of Community Conversations in 2021 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.