Connecticut Institute For Communities has been invited to participate in a new federal program expanding vaccine access for disproportionately affected populations. The program will make additional vaccines available, allocated by the federal government to the Greater Danbury Community Health Center, above and beyond those allocated through the state.
The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services considered centers already serving affected groups, including low-income and minority patients, people experiencing homelessness, public housing residents, migrant workers, and those speaking English as a second language, among others.
Of the initial group of invitees, the Danbury facility is 1 of only 700 in the entire country, out of the total number of Federally Qualified Health Centers, about 1400, which were eligible for the program. Recent data from late February/early March shows approximately 40% distribution among underserved groups by the Greater Danbury Community Health Center.