Norwalk Health Department Encourages Eligible Individuals to Get a COVID-19 Booster, Announces Upcoming Clinic

On November 22, 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened their COVID-19 booster guidance, recommending that everyone 18 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

Under the updated booster guidance, anyone age 18 and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 months after their Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Health Department will hold a COVID-19 Moderna booster clinic at the Norwalk Senior Center (11 Allen Road) on Friday, December 10, 10:00 am – 2pm. Appointments are required. To register for an appointment, visit https://vams.cdc.gov/vaccineportal.

For questions or if you need help making your appointment, please call the Vaccine Information Line at 203-854-7985. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccine card with you to your appointment. The Health Department strongly encourages all eligible individuals to get their COVID19 booster shot. Booster shots play a significant role in helping the immune system further protect you from the COVID-19 and its variants. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising statewide.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots are our best defense at protecting ourselves, our families, neighbors, and community, especially during the holiday season. The Health Department clinic on December 10 will offer the Moderna booster shot, but individuals can get a booster anywhere that offers their preferred vaccine brand. A schedule of mobile community vaccine clinics are updated weekly on the city’s vaccine page (www.norwalkct.org/vaccine), and all the vaccine providers in our region, including pharmacies, healthcare systems, etc., are listed at www.vaccines.gov/search.