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New Canaan Continues COVID Testing, Vaccine Clinic on Thursday

COVID Testing

New Canaan's COVID-19 community testing with Waveny LifeCare will continue at Lapham Center with three days of testing this week and next.  The link for this week's Thursday and Saturday and next Tuesday’s testing dates is contained in the email version of this outcall or you can find it in the red COVID-19 alert box on our website (www.newcanaan.info). 

The SignUpGenius link for testing this Thursday, April 15th,  Saturday, April 17th and next Tuesday,  April 20th here.

Please note that we cannot accommodate walk-ins at the test site.

Vaccine Clinics

Our Health Department will be vaccinating another 600 this Thursday, April 15th  at Lapham Center for individuals who are aged 18 and over because this will be a Janssen (J&J) vaccination clinic. (Janssen vaccine is only approved under emergency authorization by FDA for those aged 18 and over.)  This clinic is full and no walk ins are permitted. Those who are registered for this Thursday’s vaccination clinic are reminded to bring both sets of VAMS forms completed before you arrive for your appointment. The VAMS forms can be found in the red COVID alert box on the town website (www.newcanaan.info).

If you are scheduled for a 2nd dose vaccination appointment this week the Health Department would like to remind you to bring your white vaccination card to your 2nd dose appointments so the Health Department can add the 2nd dose vaccination information to your card.

If you are homebound (physically or medically unable to get to a vaccination site) and would like a vaccination at home please contact the New Canaan Health Department at 203-594-3020 to schedule a homebound vaccination with the public health nurse.

This coming Friday morning, April 16th, at 8:00 a.m. an email will be sent out via Everbridge with a SignUpGenius invitation to schedule appointments for our Lapham Center vaccination clinic next Wednesday, April 21st. More details about the clinic will be included in the email Friday morning after the Health Department receives details about its weekly vaccination dose allocation from the CT Department of Public Health. 

As a reminder, New Canaan residents may also register through VAMS (click here). if you would like a vaccination appointment anywhere in Connecticut. Those who need assistance by phone to schedule vaccination appointments elsewhere in CT can call the state Vaccination Assistance Line at 1-877-918-2224.

Besides VAMS, eligible residents may also try one of the pharmacies on the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy list that is posted in the red COVID-19 alert box on the town website.  The closest area pharmacy is Walgreens in New Canaan on Pine Street.  You can go to Walgreens’ website (www.walgreens.com) to find appointments that may be available in the area. 

New Canaan residents who are eligible may also register for vaccination appointments at Stamford Hospital.  For more information and to sign up directly with Stamford Hospital please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Information at Stamford Hospital’s website or call Stamford Hospital at 203-276-7300.  

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