It is safe to get both your COVID-19 vaccination and your flu shot – in fact, we recommend it! You can make an appointment for your flu shot by calling your preferred health center location.
You can make a vaccine appointment at a state-sponsored testing site via the VDH website or by appointment at our health center locations. The Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines are available at our Riverside Health Center and South End Health Center. Pfizer vaccines are available at Winooski Family Health, GoodHEALTH and the Champlain Islands Health Center. Thank you for doing your part to bring immunity to our community!
Questions about vaccines and pregnancy? Check out this blog post from one of our OB Providers, Rachel Ivancie.
Questions about pediatric vaccines? Check out this blog post from one of our Maternal-Child Health Providers, Dr. Michelle Dorwart.
Additional free vaccine clinics are also operating throughout the state. Everyone age 5 and over is now eligible to be vaccinated, regardless of residency, with the 12-17 age group only cleared to receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine and the 5-11 age group eligible for a specific formulation of the Pfizer vaccine. Please visit the Department of Health’s website for up-to-date information on vaccination clinics operated through the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and their pharmacy partners.
Registration is available online through a central registration system. If you have previously registered through the state’s online portal for COVID testing, you will use this same information to log in for vaccination registration. If you are not yet eligible but know your way around the registration portal, please consider safely assisting any friends or loved ones who are eligible and may need help signing up. If you are not yet eligible you may register your account in advance to be better prepared for when your phase is rolled-out.
If you cannot make an appointment online, you may do so by calling 855-722-7878. Interpreter support is available by calling this number, and then pressing 1.
The state registration call center hours are:
Mondays-Fridays8:15am – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday10:00am – 3:00pm
COVID Vaccine Booster Shots
Vermont and CHCB are following CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The CDC recommends a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have completed their primary series at least 6 months ago and qualify based on any of the following:
- 65 years or older;
- 18 years or older with underlying medical conditions who are at high risk for severe COVID-19. (Check with your provider or care team with specific questions);
- 18 years or older who work in high risk settings such as essential frontline workers and health care workers;
- 18 years or older and are residents in long term care settings.
Additionally, in an effort to combat disparities in vaccine administration and COVID rates, BIPOC community members 18 and older may receive their booster shot if they originally received the Pfizer vaccine series.
CHCB is now offering Pfizer booster shots to all patients who meet the above criteria at all of our health center locations in addition to the clinics noted above at 294 N. Winooski Ave., Suite 125. Medical Assistants and Nurses at all sites have been trained on mixing, managing and administering the Pfizer vaccine and supplies have been delivered to all sites.