Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a Covid19 Vaccine. Children and Adolescent’s age 5 through 17 may only receive the Pfizer Vaccine (2 doses).
Walk in availability at most CT Vaccine locations.
Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.
For Pfizer and Moderna Booster Doses:
All Moderna and Pfizer adult recipients age 18 and older should receive a booster COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after their primary series. CDC now recomends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster dose 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series.
Data shows that COVID-19 Booster doses help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for Adolescents aged 12 to 17.
For J & J, Pfizer or Moderna Booster Doses:
A booster dose of the J&J vaccine is recommended for everyone 18 years and older who received their primary dose of J&J COVID vaccine at least 2 months ago. A Booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended at one half the regular doseage (0.25 ccs) for anyone 18 years of age and older at least six (6) months after their second primary dose. A Booster dose is now recommended for youth ages 12 to 17 after five (5) months at 1/2 the customary dose. (0.25 ccs.)
* Important to note that the booster dose for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is 1/2 the dosage for the primary series.
** “Mixing and Matching” is getting a different Covid-19 Booster than your initial vaccine.
The CDC advises people to get the same booster as their initial vaccine, but allows people to mix and match if they have a different preference.
Question: I lost my vaccination record of my Covid-19 vaccine administered?
If you have lost the card given to you by your vaccinator, you have two places where you can obtain a certificate.
Log onto the VAMS recipient portal where you scheduled your first two vaccine appointments. A certificate can be viewed and printed from here.
This requires your email and password and two-factor identification
You can also receive a copy of your record on CT WIZ which is the CT DPH Portal.
This will also ask for Name, birthdate and two-factor identification.
• If you are still having difficulty in obtaining a copy of your Covid-19 vaccine history, you will need to schedule an appointment at the health department and bring your picture ID.
• We will be offering some help desk assistance for printing Covid-19 vaccine records at our third dose clinics.
Question: When can I get a flu shot?
The recommendation by the CDC is that both a Covid-19 vaccine and a flu shot can be administered on the same day. With that, unless you are really pressed for time, separating your Flu Vaccine from your Covid-19 vaccine would allow you to be able to know which one you reacted poorly to if you were to have a reaction to either of the vaccines. Therefore, we simply recommend at least a two-day separation between both vaccines.
We anticipate with lifted mask mandates that there will be more flu circulating around this year compared with last year. We strongly recommend anyone 6 months of age or older obtain a flu shot.
A conversation with your doctor might be helpful to have all your questions answered, however, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Question: What is Addendum 5 and Brookfield Public School recommendations for Isolation and Quarantine to prevent school outbreak of Covid-19.
The Brookfield Health Department is working collaboratively with Brookfield Public Schools on the implementation of Addendum 5. Addendum 5: Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in Connecticut School Districts
Effective September 27, 2021, children in school exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19 must be monitored for symptoms for 14 days. To shorten the time the child is out of school during the monitoring period, if a child receives a negative test on DAY 5, 6 or 7 after LAST exposure to the positive person, they may return to the classroom on Day 8 of the monitoring period. The virus spreads via respiratory droplets, unless the negative Covid-19 test was collected on Day 8 or later, children will need to refrain from all physical activities and music through day 14 to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets in the event the child becomes symptomatic during the monitoring period. Please work with the school nurses to determine the best time for your child to return to school. If there are multiple young children in the household, the virus can spread rapidly from child to child if not quarantined from each other. Children should not return to school if a member of the household is still infectious with the virus and proper quarantine has not been implemented. Information on Stae Contact tracing may be obtained from the folowing link: https:// portal.ct.gov/Resources---Contact-Tracing
Question: Where do I find information on YOUTH Sports and Covid-19?
For School Sports questions see: CIACWinter2021COVIDSportGuidance.pdf (casciac.org)
The guidance for youth sports is updated for every season. Each circumstance around exposures may be different depending on if the sport is played outside or inside as well as the level of intensity of exercise and exertion expelling respiratory droplets while actively engaged in the sport. A COVID-19 exposure occurs when someone is closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer cumulative over 24 hours to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Extracurriicular Sports Guidance can be found at: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/DPH-Youth-and-Amateur-Sports-COVID19_UPDATED_70.pdf
Types of Covid-19 testing:
Symptomatic: If the adult or child has symptoms of Covid-19 confirming the diagnosis is best done with rapid antigen test as these results are returned on the same day. Typically, within an hour. Positive results are highly accurate. Negative results in someone with symptoms may need to be followed by a PCR test for diagnosis confirmation.
Asymptomatic: If the adult or child does not have any symptoms of Covid-19 choosing a PCR type test is more sensitive to early Covid-19. This type of test is highly accurate and usually does not need to be repeated.
Brookfield Public Schools will not accept home testing Covid-19 test results nor antibody test results to return to school after quarantine.
*You cannot test out of a positive test even if you are without symptoms.
Local FREE Covid-19 Testing OPTIONS: Covid-19 Testing - City Of Danbury (danbury-ct.gov) or E-mail: www.211ct.org or call 211.
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant or Breastfeeding People
- Monitoring Systems for Pregnant People
- V-safe Pregnancy Registry