COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Last Updated: March 1, 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.

Wait List

The City of Norwalk now has a waiting list for residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In the instance a Norwalk Health Department vaccination clinic has extra doses or appointments available due to cancelations or no-shows, residents will be called at random to fill open appointment slots. This is not an appointment request, and submitting information does not guarantee someone will be contacted to receive a vaccine. You must be eligible at the time of vaccination to receive a vaccine through this wait list. Complete the form at norwalkct.org/waitlist. Residents should not sign up on this list if they have already been vaccinated, as this will not be used for any second dose vaccines. 

Who's Eligible?

Phase 1a

  • Healthcare workers
  • Medical first responders
  • Long-term care facility staff and residents

Phase 1b (as of 3/1/21)

  • Currently Scheduling: 
    • Individuals 55 and older
    • Educators and child care providers
  • Future planned schedule per State of Connecticut:
    • Ages 45-54 on 3/22/2021
    • Ages 35-44 on 4/12/2021
    • Ages 16-34 on 5/3/2021 

I am Eligible. How do I get the Vaccine?

Long-Term Care Facilities

Work through existing state and federal partnerships with pharmacies.

Healthcare workers, Medical First Responders, Frontline Essential Workers

Your employer will submit your information into the CDC Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) system, and you will receive an email from the VAMS. You can find basic step-by-step instructions for using the VAMS system here.

If you believe you are eligible, but you haven’t received an email from the VAMS system, contact your employer.

If you are an Employer/Organization with eligible employees:

Individuals Ages 65 and Older

You can fill out the State’s online form (https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine) to register with the CDC Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). 

You will need to enter your full name, date of birth, zip code, occupation (including “retired”), and email address on this form. Once registered, you will receive an email from VAMS with a link to set up an account and make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find basic step-by-step instructions for using the VAMS system here.

Please note: This form is optional and is only for registering with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). You do not need to fill out this form and register with VAMS if you have other options for getting the vaccine (for example, if you get it through your current medical provider).

VAMS is a federal registration system and will show available appointments for eligible residents across the state. Norwalk residents who are eligible may sign up for any open slot in Connecticut. The Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk Hospital, and community health care providers are distributing vaccines. These provider’s appointment slots will appear in VAMS. As more vaccine is received from the State, additional appointments will be made available.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment online, you may wish to schedule by phone. Click HERE to find a vaccination site that has phone scheduling.

Phone Assistance 

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.

Residents can also call the Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224, seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to high volume, hold times may vary.

Community Conversations

Mayor Rilling is hosting a series of Community Conversations around the COVID-19 vaccine. The first "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.

More Questions on the Vaccine?

Email COVID19TaskForce@norwalkct.org with questions or concerns. A member of the Mayor's Task Force will respond within 48 hours.

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