Community COVID Testing and Vaccination Clinics – June 1, 2021 Update


COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING
 

Our last day of COVID-19 community testing with Waveny LifeCare was earlier today. As announced previously, COVID testing at Lapham will be discontinued after today due to very limited demand and increased testing availability in the area venues.

We thank Waveny LifeCare Network for their support in providing convenient PCR testing for our residents for over seven months. We also thank our Health Department staff and volunteers who supported the Lapham test site. For testing locations in the area you can call 2-1-1 or visit the red COVID-19 alert box on town website for a list of testing sites.

VACCINATION CLINICS:

Our Health Department will have a small vaccination clinic this Thursday, June 3rd, for those still in need of either a first or second dose. The Pfizer, Moderna and Jansen (J&J) vaccines are all available in limited supply. Please register with the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/COVIDVACCINATIONJUNE3RD, and put in the comments section which vaccine you need and whether it is a first or second dose.

As a reminder, J&J is a single dose vaccine for ages 18 and over, Moderna is a two dose vaccine taken at least 28 days apart for ages 18 and over, and Pfizer is a two dose vaccine taken at least 21 days apart for ages 12 & over.

If you are coming for your second dose please bring your white vaccination card to your 2nd dose appointments so the Health Department can add the 2nd dose vaccination information to your card.

Also, for the 12-15 year olds, a signed parental consent form is required and a parent/or guardian must be present with the child at the clinic with both sets of VAMS forms completed for the child. Those aged 16-17 must have a signed parental consent form and the VAMS forms but do not have to have a parent/or guardian present. Ages 18 and up only need to bring both sets of VAMS forms. Please remember to bring both sets of VAMS forms and signed parental consent form (if applicable) which are linked to the SignUpGenius registration and also found in the red COVID box on town website at www.newcanaan.info.

Our Health Department continues to offer on-site mobile vaccinations to any New Canaan business that has employees still in need of vaccinations and wanting to be vaccinated. The vaccination is completely free, but business owners/managers must schedule the on-site vaccinations with the Health Department by calling 203-594-3020. This also includes local contractors with construction sites in New Canaan. The Health Department will provide Moderna or Janssen (J&J) vaccines for the on-site vaccinations so employees must be aged 18 and over to meet the FDA approval guidelines.