COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Response

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics and Testing

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Visit vaccines.gov.

Vaccines.gov

The Danbury Health Department is here to help. English, Spanish, and Portuguese speakers can use the link below.

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Yes, homebound CT residents can fill out the intake form below.

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The CDC provides information on what to expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Please click the link below for more information.

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The CDC provides information on what to expect after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Please click the link below for more information.

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Get your immunization record through the secure CT WiZ Public Portal, a free service provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Immunization Program. Click the link below and follow the directions to obtain your records.

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Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 because:

Research has not yet shown how long you are protected from getting COVID-19 again after you recover from COVID-19.

Vaccination helps protect you even if you’ve already had COVID-19.

Evidence is emerging that people get better protection by being fully vaccinated compared with having had COVID-19. One study showed that unvaccinated people who already had COVID-19 are more than 2 times as likely than fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 again.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you or your child has a history of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults or children (MIS-A or MIS-C), consider delaying vaccination until you or your child have recovered from being sick and for 90 days after the date of diagnosis of MIS-A or MIS-C. Learn more about the clinical considerations for people with a history of multisystem MIS-C or MIS-A.

Experts are still learning more about how long vaccines protect against COVID-19. CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

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If you are interested in hosting a COVID-19 Mobile vaccination event at your business, please fill out the form at the link below and someone will contact you to schedule the event.

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If you are interested in hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Event at your business/organization, please fill out the form below and someone will contact you to schedule the event.

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Click the link below to see CT's Vaccine Distribution Data.

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Click the link below to see CT's coverage map.

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How are the COVID-19 Vaccines distributed?

The federal government has implemented a system to order, distribute, and track COVID-19 Vaccines. These vaccines are ordered through the CDC.

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are a key method to stop the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 affects individuals differently; sometimes cases are mild, but other times they are severe and can lead to death. Not only will it protect you, but it will also protect your loved ones from contracting the virus. The vaccine will help your body create antibodies against the virus, without contracting COVID-19.

Will I contract COVID-19 from the vaccine?

No. The COVID-19 vaccine will help our bodies learn how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. When our bodies are in the process of learning how to fight a virus and build immunity against it, we sometimes get symptoms such as a fever. This is not COVID-19, it is a normal sign that the body is building immunity against a virus.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that safety is the top priority when creating vaccines. There have been thousands of clinical trial participants for the vaccine, and if the FDA determines that the vaccines are safe and effective, they are approved for emergency use. The FDA gave full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (aka Comirnaty) on August 23, 2021, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

Vaccine-safety monitoring systems continuously monitor for any adverse reactions that had not occurred during the clinical trials.

Additionally, smartphone technology allows for easy access to surveys where patients monitor how they are feeling and any side effects they may have after the vaccine, via the “V-Safe” app. The app also provides second dose alert reminders when necessary.

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

The doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that are paid for through the U.S. tax dollars will be at no cost to you. Providers of the vaccines may be able to charge administration fees but may be able to get a reimbursement fee through the Health Resources and Service Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

Who is eligible for the vaccine?

Individuals aged 5+ who live, work, or study in Connecticut are eligible to schedule appointments and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include: pain and swelling where you got the shot, fever, chills, tiredness, and/or headache. They should go away within a few days. If redness or tenderness persists over 24 hours, or your side effects are worrying, call your doctor.

Reduce pain and discomfort by: applying a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area and use/exercise your arm. Reduce discomfort from fever: drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly.

How can I report if I have a problem or a bad reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine?

The VAERS system is used to collect any data on adverse events. It is important to understand the difference between a side effect and an adverse event. A side effect is any health problem shown through studies, (such as a fever for the COVID-19 vaccine), or unrelated health problems that occur whether the vaccine was administered or not.

An adverse event is a true reaction to the vaccine, such as common known effects and/or allergic reactions. Healthcare providers are required to report certain adverse events following the vaccine administration. The smartphone V-safe app will help check how patients who received the COVID-19 are doing.

Can I help someone register for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you or someone you know is unable to create an email address, scheduling over the phone is available through the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Line at (877)-918-2224.

I have a COVID-19 Vaccine appointment or I am planning to attend a mobile clinic, what should I bring?

Please bring a form of identification with you. Ask to schedule your second appointment if you are receiving Pfizer or Moderna.

Can I receive the COVID-19 Vaccine if I was administered a different type of vaccine in the past 14 days?

If you have received a vaccination in the past 14 days, it is not recommended for you to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine should routinely be administered alone. Please schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment for at least 14 days after your last vaccination.

Nuvance Health's COVID Recovery Program

The Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program is dedicated to treating patients with persistent symptoms after COVID-19 infection. The road to recovery for some COVID-19 patients may be longer than others, with a wide-range of symptoms that can last for weeks to months. The long-term effects of COVID-19 can be debilitating and prevent people from getting back to their normal routine.

Since the outbreak, Nuvance Health has been at the forefront of COVID-19 treatment in New York and in Connecticut. While the long-term effects of COVID-19 remain uncertain, the Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program (CRP) can help patients with diagnosis and treatment options to maximize function and to reduce symptoms post-COVID-19 infection.

COVID Recovery Program

External Referral Form for COVID-19 Recovery Program at Nuvance Health

External Referral Form