COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective at preventing hospitalizations and death due to SARS-CoV-2. Everyone ages 6 months and older is recommended to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

In September 2023, the US FDA authorized a new formulation of the COVID vaccine, and the CDC updated its vaccine recommendations. Visit for updated information. 

Since the end of the Public Health Emergency Declaration, COVID vaccines have moved into the traditional healthcare system, in the same model we use to get other vaccines, medications, and medical care. Contact your healthcare provider to see if they provide the COVID vaccine. To find a list of other vaccine providers in our area, including pharmacies, visit

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Community Conversations

Mayor Rilling hosted a series of Community Conversations in 2021 around the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first conversation, "Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Communities of Color" from March 3, 2021 featured Dr. Priscilla Agyemang, with Norwalk Hospital and Dr. Tichianaa Armah, with Community Health Center, Inc. Watch the video HERE.

The second conversation, "COVID-19 concerns within the Hispanic/Latinx Community" from March 17, 2021 featured Dr. Luis Fuentes, Amistad Community Health Center, Lucia Rilling, First Lady of Norwalk, Orlando Aquino, Patient & Community Engagement Manager with the Norwalk Community Health Center, and Maria Escalera, Director of Human Services for the City of Norwalk. Watch the video HERE.

The third conversation, “COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Demand, & Access” from March 31, 2021 featured Dr. Reginald Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Health of New England, and co-chair of Governor Lamont’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, Greg Burnett and Dominique Johnson from the Norwalk Common Council, and Deanna D’Amore, Director, Norwalk Health Department. Watch the video HERE.

The fourth conversation, “COVID-19 Education, Communication & Outreach” from April 14, 2021 featured Kenneth Waller, CEO of Norwalk Community Health Center, Amy Taylor, VP Community Health Center, Inc., and Deanna D’Amore, Director, Norwalk Health Department. Watch the video HERE.