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Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to the care and safety of our patients. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Questions about vaccination, testing, and assistance with VAMS call 203-204-1053. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination (CT State eligibility info) and have not already made an appointment, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Centers at 10 Progress Drive in Shelton and 727 Rubber Avenue in Naugatuck are now accepting walk-in appointments.

Both of these spacious centers offer convenient, comfortable and efficient COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone 16 years and older. The Shelton location is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The Naugatuck location is open from 12 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Individuals are encouraged to bring their health insurance card and photo ID if they have them. However, it is not necessary to have health insurance or a state-issued ID to receive the vaccine. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance or ID.

The Centers will continue to accept scheduled appointments. To schedule ahead, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist, or if you prefer to book online, click below to register through VAMS:


Click here to begin the VAMS process


Community Outreach Mobile Vaccination Teams

Community Vaccination Team Vehicle

Griffin is partnering with the DPH and local health departments to coordinate free walk-up clinics throughout the state to make sure residents of each town have more access to life saving vaccine. This week mobile vaccination teams will be at:

 

Date Location Address City Times
7-May Stamford Hunt Park / Stamford Dog Park 39 Courtland Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
7-May Danbury PAL Building 35 Hayestown Road Danbury, CT 10a-4:30p
7-May Farmington Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 9a-4p
7-May Farmington Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 9a-4p
7-May New Haven New Haven Health Department 54 Meadow Street 4-7p
7-May Hamden Hamden Plaza Vacancy (near PCX apparel) 2100 Dixwell Ave 1-7p
7-May New Haven Trinity Temple Church 285 Dixwell Avenue 10a-6p
7-May Waterbury FEMA Waterbury Green 3-8p
7-May Waterbury FEMA Waterbury Green 3-8p
8-May New Haven Lincoln Bassett School 130 Basset Street 11a-3p
8-May Stamford Hunt Park / Stamford Dog Park 39 Courtland Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
8-May Danbury Ecuadorian Civic Center 20 West Street Danbury, CT 1-8p
8-May Manchester Bangaladesh Bhaban 9 Delmont St 5-7:30p
8-May New Haven Career High School 140 Legion Ave 10a-3p
8-May New Haven Career High School 140 Legion Ave 10a-3p
8-May New Haven Career High School 140 Legion Ave 10a-3p
8-May New Haven Career High School 140 Legion Ave 10a-3p
8-May Hamden Hamden Plaza Vacancy (near PCX apparel) 2100 Dixwell Ave 10a-4p
8-May Bristol Bristol Soccer Club 441 Emmett Street 8a-1p
8-May New Haven Ark of Refuge 32 Norton Street 10a-6p
8-May Bridgeport Faith Revival Church 600 Hallett Street 10a-4p
8-May Bridgeport McLeevy Park Building 102 Bank Street 10a-4p
8-May Waterbury FEMA Waterbury Green 9a-4p
8-May Waterbury FEMA Waterbury Green 9a-4p
9-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
9-May Danbury St Peters Church 104 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 2-7p
9-May Hamden Hamden Plaza Vacancy (near PCX apparel) 2100 Dixwell Ave 10a-4p
10-May Bristol Gaylord Towers 55 Gaylord St 9-11a
10-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
10-May Waterbury Naugatuck Valley Community College 750 Chase Parkway 9a-5p
10-May New Haven New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church 280 Starr Street 8a-2p
10-May Middletown FEMA Staples Plaza - Washington Street 12-7p
10-May Middletown FEMA Staples Plaza - Washington Street 12-7p
10-May Danbury Abbey Wood Apartments 15 Abbey Lane Danbury, CT 06811 3-7p
11-May Norwich Thames River Cmty Service 1 Thames River Place 1-7p
11-May Manchester East Side Neighborhood Resource Center 153 Spruce St 2-6:30p
11-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
11-May Norwich Three Rivers Community College 574 New London Tpke 9a-4p
11-May Middletown FEMA Staples Plaza - Washington Street 9a-4p
11-May Middletown FEMA Staples Plaza - Washington Street 9a-4p
11-May Danbury Abbey Wood Apartments 15 Abbey Lane Danbury, CT 06811 3-7p
12-May New Haven Shubert Theatre 247 College Street 10a-4p
12-May New Haven Shubert Theatre 247 College Street 10a-4p
12-May New Haven Casa de Oración y Adoración 555 Columbus Avenue 10a-4p
12-May Waterbury North End: Recreation Center 268 North Main Street 9a-2:30p
12-May Waterbury NRZ Wow Community Learning Center 308 Walnut Street 9a-3pm
12-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 12-6p
12-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 12-6p
12-May New Haven Brookside Estates 6 Salomon Crossing 3-7p
12-May Manchester Mahoney Recreation Center 110 Cedar St 2-6:30p
12-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
12-May Norwich Norwich Transportation Center 10 Falls Ave 10a-4p
12-May New Haven FEMA New Haven Green 11a-6p
12-May New Haven FEMA New Haven Green 11a-6p
12-May Danbury Sacred Heart Church 12 Cottage Street Danbury, CT 06810 3-7p
13-May New Haven Fair Haven Library 182 Grand Ave 10a-4p
13-May New Haven Shubert Theater 247 College St 10a-4p
13-May Hartford Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center 444 Albany Ave 10a-4p
13-May Middletown St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen 617 Main Street 1-7p
13-May Waterbury North End: Recreation Center 268 North Main Street 9a-2:30p
13-May Waterbury Berkeley Warner Recreation Center 277 Long Hill Road 9a-3p
13-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
13-May Norwich Norwich Transportation Center 10 Falls Ave 10a-4p
13-May New Haven Beulah Heights Church 1-7p
13-May Watertown Transit Office Maint Trng. Room 761 Frost Bridge Rd 1-7p
13-May Danbury Danbury Library 170 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 11a-5p
14-May New Haven The Shack Community Center 333 Valley St 10a-4p
14-May Hartford Sportsmen's Athletic Club 2976 Main Street 10a-4p
14-May Middletown Russell Library 123 Broad St 11a-5p
14-May Middletown Fellowship Church 1002 Saybrook Rd 10a-4p
14-May Waterbury North End: Recreation Center 268 North Main Street 9a-2:30p
14-May Waterbury Berkeley Warner Recreation Center 277 Long Hill Road 9a-3p
14-May New London New London Homeless Hospitality Center 325 Huntington St 9a-1p
14-May Norwich Reliance Health (behavioral health) 2 Cliff Street 10a-2p
14-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
14-May Stafford Springs Stafford Speedway 55 West St 5-7p
14-May Danbury Price Rite (outdoor) 26 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 2-6p
15-May New Haven The Shack Community Center 333 Valley St 10a-4p
15-May Hartford St. Augustine's Church 10 Campfield Ave 10a-3p
15-May Middletown Cross Street AME Zion Church 440 West St 10a-4p
15-May Waterbury North End: Recreation Center 268 North Main Street 9a-2p
15-May Winchester Faith Bible Church 368 Main Street 11a-5p
15-May Stamford John J Bocuzzi Park 200 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 11a-6p
15-May Manchester Bangaladesh Bhaban 9 Delmont St 1-3p
15-May Danielson Quinebaug Valley Community college 742 Upper Maple Street 9a-5p
15-May Danbury Ecuadorian Civic Center 20 West Street Danbury, CT 06810 1-7p
16-May New Haven First Presbyterian Church of New Haven 704 Whitney Ave 10a-4p
16-May Hartford Mt. Olive Church Ministries 20 Battles Street 10a-4p
16-May Hartford Iglesia De Dios Pentecoste 75 Zion Street 10a-4p
16-May Waterbury Saint Anne’s/ All Saints-Todos Los Santos Parish 515 South Main St. 9a-2p
16-May Waterbury Saint Anne’s/ All Saints-Todos Los Santos Parish 515 South Main St. 9a-2p
16-May Waterbury Saint Anne’s/ All Saints-Todos Los Santos Parish 515 South Main St. 9a-2p
16-May Danbury St. Peter Church Parish 104 Main St 2-7p
16-May Danbury St. Peter Church Parish 104 Main St 2-7p
16-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
17-May New Haven East Rock Park Trowbridge Environmental Center 41 Cold Spring Street 10a-4p
17-May Danbury Brazilian Assembly of God 6 Coalpit Hill Road 2-7p
17-May Hartford Charter Oak Plaza / Walmart Plaza 475 Flatbush Ave 1-7p
17-May Norwalk Norwalk Main Branch Library 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 1p-7p
17-May Norwalk Norwalk Main Branch Library 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 1p-7p
17-May Norwalk Norwalk Main Branch Library 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 1p-7p
17-May New Haven Dixwell Avenue Congregational 217 Dixwell Ave 10a-4p
17-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
18-May New Haven East View Terrace 185 Eastern Street 10a-4p
18-May New Haven Quinnipiac Terrace 2 John Williams Terrace 10a-4p
18-May Danbury Harambee Center 54 West Street 12-6p
18-May Hartford Dwight Branch of the Hartford Public Library 7 New Park Avenue 11a-5p
18-May Norwalk Norwalk Main Branch Library 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 10a-4p
18-May Norwalk Norwalk Main Branch Library 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850 10a-4p
18-May Hartford Charter Oak Plaza / Walmart Plaza 475 Flatbush Ave 1-7p
18-May Griswold Griswold Town Hall 28 Main St 10a-4p
18-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
18-May Winchester Northwestern Community College 119 N. Main St. 9a-4p
19-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 12-6p
19-May Danbury Harambee Center 54 West Street 12-6p
19-May Hartford Dwight Branch of the Hartford Public Library 7 New Park Avenue 11a-5p
19-May Norwalk Carver Community Center 7 Academy St, Norwalk, CT 06850 11a-5p
19-May Norwalk Carver Community Center 7 Academy St, Norwalk, CT 06850 11a-5p
19-May Hartford Charter Oak Plaza / Walmart Plaza 475 Flatbush Ave 1-7p
19-May New Haven St. Anthony's Church 70 Washington Ave 10:30a-3:30p
19-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
19-May Norwich Norwich Transportation Center 10 Falls Ave 10a-4p
19-May Waterbury Naugatuck Valley Community College 750 Chase Parkway 9a-5p
19-May Hartford Capital Community College 950 Main Street 9a-3p
19-May Stratford Access Independence 300 Long Beach Blvd 2-8p
19-May Middletown Middlesex Community College 100 Training Hill Road; Middletown, CT 9a-7p
20-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 12-6p
20-May Danbury Wooster Manor 36 West Wooster Street Danbury, CT 06810 9a-3p
20-May Hartford Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library 1250 Albany Ave 11a-5p
20-May Norwalk Norwalk SoNo Branch Library 10 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854 1-7p
20-May Norwalk Norwalk SoNo Branch Library 10 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854 1-7p
20-May Bristol Rockwell Pavilion (inside Rockwell Park) 243 Jacobs Street 12-6p
20-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
20-May Norwich Norwich Transportation Center 10 Falls Ave 10a-4p
21-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 12-6p
21-May Danbury Victory Christian Center 23 Eden Drive 9a-3p
21-May Hartford Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library 1250 Albany Ave 10a-4p
21-May Norwalk Norwalk SoNo Branch Library 10 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854 10a-4p
21-May Norwalk Norwalk SoNo Branch Library 10 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854 10a-4p
21-May Bristol Rockwell Pavilion (inside Rockwell Park) 243 Jacobs Street 12-6p
21-May Norwich Rose City Senior Center 8 Mahan Drive 12-4p
21-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
21-May Manchester Manchester Community College 60 Bidwell Street 9a-3p
22-May Hamden Keefe Community Center 11 Pine Street (but parking lot on George Street) 10a-4p
22-May Danbury Ecuadorian Civic Center 20 West Street 1-7p
22-May Danbury Ecuadorian Civic Center 20 West Street 1-7p
22-May West Haven Good Shepherd Church 75 Fresh Meadow Rd 10a-4p
22-May Bristol Rockwell Pavilion (inside Rockwell Park) 243 Jacobs Street 12-6p
22-May Winchester Ocean State Building 1601 Main St, Willimantic 10a-4p
22-May Stamford Jackie Robinson Park Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, 06902 (Intersection of West Main Street and Richmond Hill Ave) 11a-6p
22-May Manchester Bangaladesh Bhaban 9 Delmont St 1-3p
22-May North Canaan Town Hall 100 Pease St 10a-4p
22-May North Canaan Town Hall 100 Pease St 10a-4p
22-May Hartford Milner Middle School (across street from church) 150 Tower Ave 12-6p
22-May Hartford CT Transit Break Room 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06141 9a-3p
22-May Hamden CT Transit Break Room 2061 State St, Hamden, CT 06517 9a-3p
22-May Stamford CT Transit Training Room 26 Elm Court, Stamford, CT 06902 9a-3p

 


Griffin Health is partnering with the State of Connecticut to efficiently administer COVID-19 vaccines according to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Griffin, along with health organizations and infectious disease specialists around the world, strongly recommend that everyone get vaccinated for COVID-19 once it is widely available.

We trust that the vaccines are safe. The COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials to make sure they meet safety standards, and were reviewed by the federal government and the Science Subcommittee of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Vaccine Advisory Group. Many people were recruited to participate in these trials to see how the vaccines offers protection to people of different ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as those with different medical conditions.



COVID-19 Employee Vaccination

Griffin Hospital is a designated COVID-19 vaccination site by the State of Connecticut and is taking vaccination appointments for qualifying individuals. Click here for information on vaccination for employers.



Frequently Asked Questions

Are COVID-19 vaccines effective?

Yes. Evidence shows that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work to prevent COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective and the Moderna vaccine was 94% effective in phase 3 clinical trials with more than 70,000 participants between the two studies. Although the COVID-19 vaccines have been developed recently, the technology used in mRNA vaccines, like those developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, has been studied for decades.

How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine require two doses. Individuals who receive a dose of a particular vaccine must receive a second dose of the vaccine from the same manufacturer, as they are not interchangeable.

Can I still get COVID-19 after my first shot? What about after my second shot?

Yes, you can get COVID-19 after both shots. While you will have some protection from COVID-19 after the first shot, you will not receive the full benefit of the vaccine until roughly 10-14 days after your second shot. As with the flu vaccine, you may still contract, and transmit, COVID-19 after you are fully vaccinated, but any symptoms you may experience should be less severe and resolve quicker. Therefore, it is important that you continue wearing a face mask, social distancing and taking other precautions even after vaccination.

What are the side effects of the vaccine?

Those who receive the vaccine may experience mild symptoms of COVID-19 and soreness at the site of injection. Information about rare allergic reactions to the vaccination can be found on the CDC website.

Since the vaccine is so new, how do you know there won’t be long term health effects from taking it?

Because all COVID-19 vaccines are new, it will take more time and more people getting vaccinates to learn about very rare or possible long-term effects. At least 8 weeks’ worth of safety data were gathered in the clinical trials for all the authorized vaccines and it’s unusual for vaccine side effects to appear more than 8 weeks after vaccination.

Can the vaccine give me COVID-19?

No. None of the COVD-19 vaccines currently authorized for use or in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. However, it typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it’s possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and get sick.

Is it safe to get vaccinated if I have an underlying health condition?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people with underlying health problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and obesity. People with these conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. It is recommended that people with these conditions get vaccinated. Individuals who have had prior allergic reactions to injectable medicines should consult with their medical providers before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

I’ve had allergic reactions to other shots, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

You should talk with your provider about what allergies may make it risky for you to get the COVID-19 vaccination, but, it has proven safe in the vast majority of instances.

Is the COVID-19 vaccination safe for children?

Vaccinations are only authorized for those over 16 at this time, and more research needs to be done to develop a vaccine for children, but we are hopeful that there will be an update in the future.

Can people who have already have COVID-19 get the vaccine?

Yes. The CDC recommends that you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19 because you can catch it more than once. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last.

Can I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant or nursing?

Yes. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend getting the vaccine to prevent severe illness secondary to COVID-19 in Pregancy.

Does this vaccine cause infertility?

No. There is no scientific evidence for this claim.

I have a food allergy, can I get the vaccine?

Yes. Information about the COVID-19 vaccination and allergies can be found on the CDC's website.

I have seasonal allergies, can I get the vaccine?

Yes. Information about the COVID-19 vaccination and allergies can be found on the CDC's website.

What is the timeline for Connecticut to make vaccine available?

Vaccines will start to become available quickly after the required Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) are in place. We expect to receive roughly 180,000 doses of the vaccine by the end of the calendar year. We are currently in Phase 1a, and expect Phase 1b to begin in the first quarter of 2021 – hopefully as soon as January, depending upon the supply of vaccine. There may be some overlap between phases as new populations are made eligible even as groups in the first phase continue to receive vaccination.

Where do I go for a vaccination?

When you are eligible for a vaccination, you will most likely work through your physician, or the employer coordinator at your workplace to learn about the specifics of your eligibility requirements. Vaccines will be able to be administered in a wide range of places: physician’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and other locations that would normally administer vaccinations.

Do I get to choose which vaccine brand I want to receive?

In general, given scarce supply, only one vaccine may be available through your provider. You can talk with your medical provider if you have specific questions or concerns that may lead you to want to seek out one specific COVID-19 vaccine versus another.

How do I know when to schedule my second vaccination?

Most providers will ask you to schedule your first and second vaccination at the same time, and will help you set up reminders via text, email, or phone call about your second dose.

What if I miss my second shot?

You should talk to your provider about what next steps you need to take if you miss an appointment for your second vaccination. You will need to get the second shot to be fully vaccinated but will not have to repeat the 2 shot series if you miss your second shot.

My relative is in a nursing home, can I visit once the residents are vaccinated?

You should continue to follow guidelines released by the Department of Public Health. While you or your family member may be vaccinated, you may come into others who are not, so it is critical to continue to use caution.

If I’m vaccinated, can I visit family in the hospital or nursing home?

You should continue to follow guidelines released by the Department of Public Health. While you or your family member may be vaccinated, you may come into others who are not, so it is critical to continue to use caution.

Am I going to be required to carry verification that I’ve been vaccinated?

No. Although your provider will make sure that their records reflect you have received vaccine in order to most effectively treat you in the future.

Once I’m vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?

No. Not everyone you come into contact with will have received the vaccine. It is critical to follow basic public health best practices for the foreseeable future

I received my first COVID-19 vaccine dose from another vaccination provider. Can I receive my second vaccine dose at Griffin?

We recommend that individuals receive their first and second vaccine dose from the same provider. You should make every effort to schedule your second vaccine dose from the same provider who administered your first dose. If you received your first vaccine dose from another provider and that provider is unable to administer your second dose, you can schedule your second dose with Griffin.

Which COVID-19 vaccine is being given – Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna?

Griffin is administering both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA has determined that both vaccines are safe and effective. We administer the initial vaccine dose based on the supply available. There is no option for patients to choose which vaccine brand they receive.

As new vaccines are approved for use by the FDA, brands other than Pfizer-BioNTech-BioNTech and Moderna will be administered by Griffin.

PLEASE BE AWARE - Individuals must receive the same COVID-19 vaccine brand for their first and second dose.

Can I interchange COVID-19 vaccines?

Individuals must receive the same COVID-19 vaccine brand (for example, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) for their first and second dose. The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, such as Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are not interchangeable with each other or with other COVID-19 vaccine products. The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the vaccination series should be completed with the same vaccine brand. Source: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html#Interchangeability

How do I make an appointment for second COVID-19 vaccine dose?

You should make your appointment for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine using the same method that you used to schedule your first dose. For example, if you scheduled your first appointment using the VAMS system, you should use VAMS to schedule your second dose. If you scheduled your first appointment by phone on Griffin’s COVID-19 Scheduling Line, please schedule your second dose through the scheduling line. Usually Griffin’s Scheduling Line staff will make your first and second appointments at the same time to make scheduling vaccination easier.

How soon after my COVID-19 first shot should I receive my second shot?

If you receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, your second dose should be at least 21 days later. If you receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for your first dose, your second dose should be at least 28 days later. Source: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html.

What if my second COVID-19 vaccine appointment is more than 21 days (for Pfizer-BioNTech) or 28 days (for Moderna) after receiving my first dose?

It is best to receive your second dose as close to the recommended time interval as possible. However, individuals can receive the second dose up to six weeks (42 days) after the first dose and attain full effectiveness of the vaccine. What’s most important is that you return to receive your second dose to complete the process and get full protection from the vaccine. Source: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html


Questions about COVID-19?

Call the Griffin Health Hotline at 203-204-1053

Griffin Health is offering a call center for patients, visitors and members of the community who have questions about COVID-19. Griffin Health caregivers are available to answer your specific questions Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We are experiencing higher-than-normal call volume at the moment. For a faster vaccination scheduling process, register online through VAMS.