The first COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at the Danbury Mall drive thru clinic hosted by the Community Health Center and Nuvance Health. For the first day, there were only 300 appointments scheduled, but the plan calls for vaccinating up to 600 people per day. There is an ability to nearly double that administration. People who drove up to the site by the former Lord & Taylor received the Moderna vaccine.
The National Guard was on site to direct traffic.
A parking area has also been set aside for people to wait 15 minutes for observation to ensure there were no immediate side effects or reactions to the injection. For people with certain medical histories and allergies, the wait time is 30 minutes.
Nuvance plans to transition their operations to the mall after March 19th.