Click here to view a video about the Town of Vernon's Nationally-Recognized Community Vaccination Program.
COVID-19 Vaccination program for people living with disabilities
The Town of Vernon and the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities developed a program to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine to Connecticut residents who are living with disabilities.
Vernon's COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program
The Town of Vernon ran a highly successful campaign to vaccinate the community against COVID-19. This effort included vaccination clinics at the Vernon Senior Center and Mobile Vaccination Clinics conducted throughout our region. The clinics were open to all people.
The vaccination program has been paused because there is adequate supply of vaccine in the community.
News about Vernon's Vaccination Efforts
Vernon's Community Vaccination Program has been highlighted on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are currently three vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are being administered in Connecticut.
The Moderna vaccine requires two doses that are administered 28 days apart.
For more information about the Moderna vaccine, please read this FDA fact sheet.
The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses that are administered 21 days apart.
For more information about the Pfizer vaccine, please read this FDA fact sheet.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is administered in a single dose.
For more information about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please read this FDA fact sheet.
For more information about the coronavirus and COVID-19, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, which is linked here.