After vaccinating thousands, Connecticut and FEMA has concluded their Mobile Vaccination Unit joint program. Launched on March 29th, the Mobile Unit was the first one in the country the federal government rolled out. The program was extended from its original 60-day schedule in the field because of its success.
As of July 9th, the unit administered 12,533 COVID-19 vaccines to Connecticut’s most underserved communities impacted by the pandemic, including Danbury.
The clinics were supported by the Connecticut National Guard and local communities. The unit was designed to reach those who had limited access to healthcare facilities or pharmacies that provided the coronavirus vaccine and wanted one. Sites were chosen based on the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control’s Social Vulnerability Index, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates, low vaccine coverage, metrics and other barriers to vaccine access.
A second Mobile Vaccination Unit from FEMA also began administering vaccines in Connecticut on May 7 and completed its mission in mid-June after administering 4,057 vaccines.