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64 percent of the New Fairfield population has started the vaccination process, but that's lower than many Greater Danbury area towns.  That compares to Danbury's 68-percent, New Milford's 70 percent and 71-percent of Brookfield and Newtown residents with at least one shot.  Ridgefield has one of the highest vaccination rates in the area at 73 percent of the population starting the inoculation process. 

New Fairfield is scheduling the Griffin Health/State Department of Public Health mobile vaccination team weekly from mid-September through mid-December.  The clinics will be on Saturdays at the Middle School so they can take advantage of the covering by the entrance to the building, with the ability to move indoors when the weather is inclement.  They're also scheduling Wednesday vaccination clinics at St Edwards.  The van will be at Memorial Field of New Fairfield Day on September 18th.  In addition to first and second doses, the van is also administering booster shots for the immunocompromised.  The health care workers ask 4 to 5 questions to determine if someone qualifies. 

The vaccination rate among New Fairfield 12 to 17 year olds is 44 -percent.  18 to 24 year olds have a 71 percent vaccination rate in New Fairfield, which is likely because many colleges are requiring vaccination.  25 to 44 year olds are at 56 percent, 45 to 64 year olds at 65 percent and every New Fairfield resident over 65 years old is vaccinated.

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