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Mobile vaccine vans arrive in Norwalk

The state's mobile vaccine vans will be in Norwalk this week.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2021, 10:53 AM

Updated 1,184 days ago


The state's mobile vaccine vans will be in Norwalk this week.
The idea behind the mobile vans is to make the vaccine more accessible.
The vans' first stop was at Norwalk's main library branch at 1 Belden Ave. from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.
The vans will then again be at the library Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Wednesday, the van will be at the Carver Center at 7 Academy St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The van will finish its tour at the South Norwalk library branch at 10 Washington St., and will be available to distribute vaccinations on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Officials say no appointments are needed, and that those interested in receiving a vaccine can walk right up to the van.
The state deployed the mobile vans a few weeks ago in collaboration with Griffin Health.
The vaccine vans have been to some of the big cities to get the vaccine to people in underserved communities.
They're also targeting rural communities.
Officials say there are 35 vans and a little more than a dozen are in use.
The goal is to have all of them out on the road by the end of the month.
The vans used to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but now with the pause, they're administering the Moderna vaccine which means the vans will have to come back in a few weeks so those who received a first dose can get their second dose.
Officials say if you get your first dose at one of the vans, but can't come back when the van returns for the second dose, you can schedule that second appointment at another health system. State officials say the Moderna vaccine is available for those 18 and older.
The vaccines this week are being offered for Norwalk residents only.

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