The Danbury Health Department has started administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The Department has vaccinated 1,664 individuals as of January 25th at the Rogers Park Middle School clinic. As of yesterday, that was just under 2,400 people.
According to state Department of Public Health data, Danbury has vaccinated just shy of 40-percent of residents over the age of 75.
Acting Health Director Kara Prunty says the purpose of the vaccine is to prepare an individual’s immune system for a possible infection in order to minimize the likelihood of severe illness. She notes that that means it's still necessary to adhere to testing, quarantine, social distancing, and mask-wearing guidelines in order to protect the community against COVID-19.