Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
January 20, 2021
CITY OF BRIDGEPORT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LAUNCHES MASS VACCINATION CLINIC AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
CITY OF BRIDGEPORT CLINICIANS PROVIDE 200 VACCINES TO REGISTERED INDIVIDUALS
BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport Health Department clinical staff and volunteers assembled for a Mass Vax Clinic at Central High School today to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible individuals in Phase 1a and 1b who were registered with an appointment for the vaccine that will protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Ganim stated, “Today marks the inauguration of a new administration, and for us, the inaugural day for mass vaccinations now being administered in the City of Bridgeport. Hard work and determination are paving the way for us to see the light at the end of the tunnel so that we can return to some normalcy in our lives.”
Acting Deputy Director of Health Operations Tammy Papa stated, “The Bridgeport Health Department plans to operate this clinic at least every Wednesday with the goal of soon offering appointment times through VAMS seven days a week -- based on the amount of vaccines that are made available to us by the State. We are very pleased that the clinic was a success and seamless flow for people that registered.”
Currently, the vaccination sites at Central High School and the Communicable Disease Clinic at 752 East Main Street are prioritizing Phase 1a- including first responders, and 1b - which includes individuals 75 or older. Bridgeport officials encourage residents to support family members and neighbors that are 75+ who may not have access to the Internet by assisting with the VAMS registration process. In coordination with Bridgeport Senior Center Directors, City of Bridgeport Department of Health is currently planning mass outreach to the Bridgeport senior population to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination information for our most vulnerable population.
For COVID-19 vaccine information and to register through the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) visit GetVaxBPT.com. If you have any questions, contact the Bridgeport Health Department at 203-576-7468.