COVID 19 Vaccine information

The Milford Health Department (MHD) continues to partner with the CT Department of Public Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine within the community.  The CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 5 and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting an initial booster when eligible.

COVID-19 booster dose-  

The Food and Drug Administration authorized and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised individuals 12 or older and all people over the age of 50. This second mRNA booster should be administered at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, adults who received a primary J&J (Janssen) vaccine and booster dose of J&J COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago should now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC now recommends that children ages 5 through 11 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series. 

There’s a new tool on the CDC COVID-19 page to help find out if someone is eligible for a booster. Check if you are eligible here or COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters | CDC

Third dose and immunocompromised individuals. If you have a weakened immune system, please talk with your doctor about whether you should get an additional primary shot-please click here for additional information

Omicron variant- The emergence of the Omicron variant underscores the importance of vaccination, boosters, and preventive efforts to protect against COVID-19. CDC recommendations on booster doses are based on the latest data, with the goal of ensuring that people have optimal protection against COVID-19 infection, severe illness, and death. Click here to learn more about Omicron variant

The vaccines work. The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. CDC data show that in August 2021, the risk of dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. was more than 11 times greater for unvaccinated people than for fully vaccinated people. Take the steps to get vaccinated Click here for steps to schedule an appointment in VAMS.

For specific information on how to register at location in or close to Milford, please visit the Milford Health Department website—COVID-19 Vaccine page—or the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine portal online.  

The best defense against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and follow the strategies that have worked well to reduce transmission throughout this pandemic—wear a mask if you will be with people outside of your household who are unvaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, stay home and get tested if you are not feeling well. We thank you for your commitment to keeping Milford safe.

Click COVID 19 Vaccination Sites for standing clinics in Milford

 

Pop up Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Sites:

Back to school COVID clinic

Dates and locations: 

July 20, 2022 4-6pm  336 Sub way, Milford

August 10, 2022 3-6pm 336 Sub way, Milford

August 24, 2022 3-6pm 336 Sub Way, Milford

 

To fill out forms before a pop up clinic click here and scroll down to "other resources". 

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination can be found by clicking here

General information on the COVID-19 vaccine for recipients can be found here

After receiving your COVID-19 vaccination please consider the following tools;

What you need to know: COVID-19 Vaccination, Mask wearing and Social Distancing

Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

V-Safe-Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose. For details click here

VaxText- A free text messaging platform that providers can offer to their patients. Patients can opt in to conveniently receive text message reminders to get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. VaxText offers the added benefit of reminding patients to sign up for v-safe, a tool that allows people to report adverse outcomes following vaccination. For details click here

Lost vaccination cards

VAMS-  If you have an account, log into VAMS and view or download your Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination ,OR

CT WiZ-  Click here or Call (860) 509-7929 to request your Official Immunization Certificate from the CT Immunization Information System (CT WiZ) at the Department of Public Health. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to CT WiZ.