Community COVID Testing:
Our COVID-19 community testing with Waveny LifeCare will continue at Lapham Center with three days of testing this week and next. The link for this week’s Thursday and Saturday and next Tuesday’s testing dates is contained in the email version of this out call or you can find it in the red COVID-19 alert box on our website (www.newcanaan.info).
The SignUpGenius link for testing this Thursday April 8th, Saturday April 10th and next Tuesday, April 13th is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/COVIDTESTINGAPRIL8TH10TH13TH
Please note that we cannot accommodate walk-ins at the test site.
Our Health Department will be vaccinating another 720 this Thursday April 8th at Lapham Center for New Canaan residents who are aged 18 and over because this will be a Moderna vaccination clinic. (Moderna vaccine is only approved under emergency authorization by FDA for those aged 18 and over.) This clinic is full and no walk-ins are permitted. Those who are registered for this Thursday’s vaccination clinic are reminded to bring both sets of VAMS forms completed before you arrive for your appointment. The VAMS forms can be found in the red COVID alert box on the town website (www.newcanaan.info).
This coming Friday morning, April 9th, at 8:00 a.m. an email will be sent out via Everbridge with a Sign Up Genius invitation to schedule appointments for our Lapham Center vaccination clinic next Thursday, April 15th. This clinic will be for New Canaan residents only. More details about the clinic will be included in the email Friday morning after our Health Department receives details about its weekly vaccination dose allocation from the CT Department of Public Health. As a reminder, New Canaan residents may also register through VAMS (https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine) if you would like a vaccination appointment anywhere in Connecticut.
Besides VAMS, eligible residents may also try one of the pharmacies on the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Pharmacy list that is posted in the red COVID-19 alert box on the town website. The closest area pharmacy is Walgreens in New Canaan on Pine Street. You can go to Walgreens’ website (www.walgreens.com) to find appointments that may be available in the area.
New Canaan residents who are eligible may also register for vaccination appointments at Stamford Hospital. For more information and to sign up directly with Stamford Hospital please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Information at Stamford Hospital’s website. You may also call Stamford Hospital at 203-276-7300. Those who need assistance by phone to schedule vaccination appointments elsewhere in CT can call the state Vaccination Assistance Line at 1-877-918-2224.