Stamford Health and the City of Stamford Announce Joint Initiative to Vaccinate the Community Against COVID-19
STAMFORD, CT, January 15, 2021 – Today, Stamford Health and the City of Stamford formally announced a partnership to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the community. In accordance with Governor Ned Lamont’s statewide plan, Stamford Health and the City of Stamford will transition from Phase 1a to 1b, opening vaccination ability to additional priority groups on Monday, January 18. Currently, the individuals included in Phase 1b are individuals from the general public over age 75, as well as other essential workers outlined by the state.
“We’re all in this together, and when we put our heads together to tackle big challenges, we have the biggest impact” said Kathleen Silard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stamford Health. “Working together so closely on this vaccination roll-out, we can expedite the process and best serve our community, moving us closer to the end of this devastating pandemic. I want to thank Mayor Martin and his team for their support – I feel a profound sense of hope as we take this next step, together.”
“Stamford is fortunate to have Stamford Health’s staff and resources available for expanding our community’s access to this lifesaving vaccine,” said Mayor David Martin. “Our partnership with Stamford Health will make sure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches as many residents as possible — as quickly as possible. Every day this pandemic continues we risk the lives of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones. We must use every resource available to us to ramp up the number of vaccinations administered per day for the health and safety of Stamford’s community.”
Initially, vaccinations will take place on Stamford Health’s Bennett Medical Center Campus in the Wheeler Building. Stamford Health and the City of Stamford are partnering closely to rapidly expand the vaccination roll-out, including vaccinating teachers. They are also working to identify a site with a greater capacity, ample parking and the ability to operate long term. It’s important to note that vaccinations will remain limited by vaccine supply which is allocated by the federal and state governments. As of January 14, Stamford Health had administered over 4,844 unique vaccinations, with the City of Stamford administering another 1,100. Over the next several weeks, Stamford Health and the City of Stamford hope to be able to administer close to 1,000 vaccines per day.
On Monday January 18, Stamford Health will light the Stamford Health logo on top of Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center campus in gold in honor of the launch of the vaccination program.
For more information visit: https://www.StamfordHealth.org/Covid19Vaccine