VAX Facts

A slight increase in positivity has begun statewide and Stratford has edged back up into the orange level for the period of 3/13/22 – 3/26/22. Stratford has an average of 10.5 cases per 100,000 people per day during the period, an increase of 1.5 since our last report on March 28th.

The Stratford Health Department and State Department of Public Health have confirmed 10,679 COVID-19 cases in Stratford and 1,961 probable cases as of April 4th, for 12,640 cases. This represents an increase of 39 confirmed cases and an increase of 7 probable cases since our last report of March 28th. The Health Department continues to monitor these trends. There have been 198 deaths to date.

The state is releasing information about how many individuals are vaccinated in all Connecticut communities. As of March 30th, 2022, 79.31% of the town’s population had been vaccinated with at least a first dose.

Second Booster Shot Recommended

The FDA and CDC now recommend a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain immunocompromised individuals 12 or older and all people over the age of 50. This second mRNA booster should be administered at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, adults who received a primary J&J vaccine and booster dose of J&J COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago should now receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Data continue to show the importance of vaccination and booster doses to protect individuals both from infection and from severe outcomes of COVID-19.

Last week, the FDA approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the second COVID-19 vaccine to gain full approval. The vaccine will now be marketed as “Spikevax” for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Stratford clinics have dispensed 15,250 vaccines to date. It’s important to keep in mind that we are part of a larger regional and statewide vaccination network and effort.

Stratford does not vaccinate ONLY Stratford residents – many of residents and first responders have been vaccinated at locations outside Stratford, and conversely, many from outside of Stratford have been vaccinated here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please call us. We are happy to discuss the vaccine and any concerns you may have. You can contact us by email at health@townofstratford.com or by phone at 203-385-4090.

Get Vaccinated and Boosted.

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