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COVID-19 VACCINES

We get many questions about the COVID vaccine and hope this post will answer yours.

At this time we are not offering the Covid Vaccine in our offices, but please check back to our website for any further updates.

As you know, vaccines in Connecticut are offered in phases depending on your risk group. As of this writing (1/18/21), we are in Phase 1B. Phases 1A and 1B candidates can be viewed here. Continue to check the Connecticut Department of Health web site and pay attention to local newscasts for updates.

The next group to be eligible will include people younger than 75 with high risk conditions identified by the CDC here. Keep checking this site for updates.

When you are eligible, yo will be able to sign up for a shot appointment through the CT Department of Health Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: Do not try to sign up until you are eligible. DO NOT LIE on the VAMS as getting a vaccine before you are eligible might prevent someone at higher risk than you from getting vaccinated.

COVID VACCINE and ALLERGIES

According to current guidelines, virtually EVERYBODY can get the vaccine without special precaution and should be observed for 15 minutes. This includes all patients with allergy (including anaphylaxis) to food, medication, venom, aeroallergen sensitivity, and even those with idiopathic anaphylaxis.

People with a history of anaphylaxis to another vaccine or any INJECTABLE medication should get the vaccine and be observed for 30 minutes afterwards.

The ONLY patients who should not be immunized are those who have had anaphylaxis to a component of the COVID vaccine (of which there are few that are RARE allergens or NOT allergens. The most common of the very rare allergens is polyethylene glycol). The vaccine DOES NOT contain any food derivatives or other medications including neomycin.

Current Office Hours reminder

*****Please remember that last shots are given 45 minutes before closing each morning and afternoon in every office*****

Norwalk:

  • Monday: 8 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 7 pm
  • Tues: closed
  • Wednesday: 8 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 7 pm
  • Thurs: closed
  • Friday 7 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 4 pm

Greenwich:

  • Monday: 7:30 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 6 pm
  • Wed: closed
  • Thursday: 8 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 7 pm
  • Fri: closed

Stamford:

  • Monday: 8 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 7 am- 12 noon, 1:15 – 5 pm
  • Wed/Thurs: closed
  • Friday: 7 am-12 noon, 1:15 – 4 pm

Ridgefield: Thursday: 2-6 pm.

****Please check the POSTS below frequently for updated office hours & injection hours due to COVID-19 (note: please do not go to “OUR OFFICES” tab at this time- those hours are our normal non-Covid hours)

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