Brookfield has more than a dozen volunteers willing to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution when the state gets enough doses for municipalities to start running clinics.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says the town has robust security on internet connections and firewalls. The only people with access to pre-registration forms, which include age and health conditions, is the Health Director people who report to him and the administrative assistant entering the data into the database. That personal information is HIPAA protected.
Dunn is confident that the information will be secure and noted that the town is not collecting social security numbers.
Brookfield bought two specialty refrigerators, with constant temperature monitoring and reporting. Dunn says they are equipped with a system that will warn if if the temperature changes. They cost $5500 and the town did receive a grant.
Brookfield has experience running a vaccine clinic. With H1N1 Brookfield gave out 6,000 vaccinations in two weeks.