Frequently Asked COVID Vaccine Clinic Questions

Town of Brookfield, CT

The Brookfield Vaccine Clinic Closed on June 7, 2021

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Everyone 12 years and older is eligible for a Covid19 Vaccine. Adolescents age 12 through 17 may only receive the Pfizer Vaccine.

Walk in availability at most CT Vaccine locations.

Effective May 13th anyone over the age of 12 are now eligible to receive the Covid19 Vaccine. The Brookfield Vaccine Clinics can only take adults age 18 years older.  Teens age 12 through 17 born after 6/2003 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer Vaccine.  We have partnered with Vaccine Clinics in Danbury and New Milford for the Pfizer vaccine for our adolescents. COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens | CDC

New Milford:  vaccinations@newmilford.org
Danbury:  COVID-19 Vaccine (chc1.com)

Appointments are also available by phone, Call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated | CDC

 

Question: How is Brookfield doing with residents and vaccination?

You can follow the vaccine status of Brookfield and other CT towns by viewing this link.

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage (at Least One Dose) by Census Tract

The vaccine map is updated weekly and new data viewable on Fridays.

As of 6/7/2021, The Brookfield Vaccine Clinic administered 9,700 vaccine doses to Greater Danbury residents. 53 Vaccine clinics were held. Volunteers served 6000 hours collectively to offer vaccines.  We are still waiting for final vaccine stats on youth aged 12 to 15 years. The CT DPH plans to have youth town data available soon.

CT DPH Vaccination Data updated 6/9/2021 shows that the Candlewood Lake side of Brookfield has fewer age 16 to 44 residents vaccinated compared with the rest of Brookfield. Unvaccinated residents have the potential for contagious spread of the Covid-19 variants found in Connecticut including the variant “Delta” from India, “Gamma” from Brazil. Variants of the coronavirus are watched carefully by health officials as they can be more contagious, more resistant to vaccines, or even more deadly. Unvaccinated adults can spread the virus to youth/children not yet eligible for a vaccine. To prevent the spread and development of dangerous Covid-19 variants vaccination is strongly recommended.

 

Question: Is Contact Tracing still happening in town now that Covid-19 rates are lower?

Contact Tracing is conducted by the Brookfield Health Department and team of trained volunteer nurses.  If you test positive for the Covid-19 virus you should expect a phone call to discuss isolation and quarantine of close contacts.  Individuals with known chronic health conditions should schedule a telehealth visit with their personal physician or healthcare provider to discuss warning signs of severe illness and available treatment options.

 

Question: What if I have already had the Covid19 virus, should I still get the vaccine?

Because COVID-19 is still a novel virus, experts are still not sure how long an individual’s natural immunity to the virus will last. Therefore, people who have had COVID-19 are advised to receive the vaccine. Speak to your physician and medical professionals for their recommendations.

Those receiving hospital treatments such as monoclonal antibodies and convalescent plasma for the treatment of severe Covid19 symptoms will be advised by their physician to wait 90 days before obtaining a vaccine so that the vaccine will be more effective once received.

 

Question: If I am pregnant or breastfeeding should I receive a vaccine?

Yes, if you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

You might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to enroll in v-safeCDC’s smartphone-based tool that provides personalized health check-ins after vaccination. A v-safe pregnancy registry has been established to gather information on the health of pregnant people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Question: What are the side effects of the vaccine?

Common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include pain and swelling where you got the shot, fever, chills, tiredness, and/or headache. They should go away within a few days. If redness or tenderness persists over 24 hours, or your side effects are worrying, call your doctor.

Reduce pain and discomfort by applying a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area and use/exercise your arm.

Reduce discomfort from fever: drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly.

 

Question: What is the time recommended between the 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine I received?

Pfizer: The best timing between the 1st and 2nd doses of the Pfizer vaccine is 21 days but no earlier than 17 days.  Even if your second dose is later than the ideal time of 21 days, it is recommended that you still get the 2nd dose of the vaccine. You do not need to start over. Your second dose must be the same as the 1st.

Moderna: There is no maximum interval between the first and second dose. The time between the 2 doses should not be less than 28 days. Both doses should be Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.

Janssen J & J is a one dose vaccine. One dose and you are fully immunized after 2 weeks.

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

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