COVID 19 Vaccine information

The Milford Health Department (MHD) continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines within the community.  COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are effective at protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are best protected from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations.  The CDC continues to recommend that all eligible adults, adolescents, and children 6 months and older be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.

Updated COVID-19 Vaccines

The CDC has recommended the updated COVID-19 vaccine (2023-2024 formulation) for everyone 6 months and older. The updated vaccines are formulated to more closely target current circulating XBB variants. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get one updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they’ve received any originalCOVID-19 vaccines. Children aged 6 months through 5 years of age may need additional doses depending on the number of doses they’ve previously received and their age. Additional information on the updated COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the CDC website.

Updated vaccines- The updated vaccines are called “updated” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and circulating XBB lineage of Omicron variants.  As of September 12, 2023, the 2023–2024 updated Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were recommended by CDC for use in the United States.

Another manufacturer, Novavax, has an  updated COVID-19 vaccine that is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) in individuals aged 12 and older.

These updated vaccines provide better protection against the more serious consequences of COVID-19 including hospitalization and death. The updated vaccines are commercially available . Please visit for information on where you can obtain an update vaccine dose.

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines

Current CDC Recommendations


When Are You Up to Date?

Everyone aged 5 years and older

You are up to date when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Children aged 6 months—4 years

You are up to date when you get all recommended doses, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Children aged 6 months—5 years who got the MODERNA COVID-19 vaccine:

You are up to date when you get 2 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, including at least 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine dose.

If you got the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine:

You are up to date when you get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine doses approved for your age group or when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine.

If you got the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine:

You are up to date when you get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine.


Getting Vaccines If You Recently Had COVID-19

If you recently had COVID-19, you still need to stay up to date with your vaccines, but you may consider delaying your vaccine by 3 months.

Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later, such as:


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 go here to check out our next vaccine clinic 

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—, the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine portal online or

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

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

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

Lost vaccination cards

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.