Kids ages 5 to 11 can receive their vaccination against COVID-19 on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk — with the bonus reward of a discounted return visit. Appointments are required. Learn more and make appointments here. Or call (203) 854-7985.
Update, 5:58 p.m.: Schools Superintendent Alan Addley has told Darien elementary school parents that the district will tell them about other opportunities for getting vaccinations after reservations for a town sponsored clinic were snapped up quickly — in roughly as little as half an hour, according to one parent. “We will communicate all opportunities for vaccination with you in a timely manner,” Addley said in an email Darienite.com received at 12:30 p.m., Thursday. An earlier announcement about the availability of registration for the clinic went out at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday. Darien resident Liz Anderson Steinke posted a comment on Darienite’s Facebook post linking to the story, saying, “They [registration slots] were filled up in half an hour, give or take. Hopefully the town will expand the time slots or add more clinics as demand is clearly there.”
The town government won’t impose indoor mask mandates for businesses and other places in town (although they’re already required in Town Hall), First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said in part of her CodeRED update to residents late Thursday afternoon about COVID-19 rules in Darien. Anyone who is immunocompromised and had the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines can get booster shots now, the first selectman said. “You must be at least 8 months from receipt of the last shot in your initial vaccine series. Boosters for the general public are anticipated to be available by the end of September. Plans for offering local booster clinics is underway.”