Mayor Announces New Burlington Walk-in And Pop-up Clinics As Chittenden Approaches 80% of Eligible People Vaccinated

Mayor Announces New Burlington Walk-in And Pop-up Clinics As Chittenden Approaches 80% of Eligible People Vaccinated 

The City of Burlington, State, and Community Partners will continue to create new opportunities to reach community members with free vaccinations even after State goal met 

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger announced several new, upcoming opportunities for free, walk-in vaccinations across the City, even as Chittenden County becomes the first county in the State of Vermont to reach the Governor’s goal of 80 percent of the eligible population vaccinated. These clinics will use the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

The City of Burlington will continue in close collaboration with several community and State partners to create new, and more accessible opportunities for community members and visitors to receive a vaccination even after Chittenden County and the rest of the State reach the 80% threshold.  

“Chittenden County is the most vaccinated County in the most vaccinated State in the nation, but the City’s work is not done even as we collectively reach the 80% threshold outlined by the Governor,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “In order to bring this pandemic to an end, we need to keep pushing to reach young people, close racial disparities, and educate and persuade our neighbors and friends on the fence about vaccination. Of the residents who have not yet been vaccinated, many are ready and willing  – we will keep working hard to make it easy for them to attend a clinic. I am grateful for the State’s partnership and commitment to this effort.” 

The City’s Covid-Response  leader Brian Lowe added, “These pop-up clinics are part of a shared strategy among our State and community partners to make vaccines as accessible as possible to every Vermonter –  at beaches, schools, churches, downtown late at night, the Farmers Market, festivals, and other locations.  We have many new opportunities to receive a free, effective vaccine coming up, and with support from the State team we hope to add more.”  

As of yesterday, Tuesday, May 25th, 79.9% of eligible people 12 years and older in Chittenden County and 77.2% of those eligible in Vermont had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Upcoming Pop-up Clinics in Burlington 

Saturday May 29th 9am – 2pm – Burlington Farmer’s Market, 245 Pine Street,  Burlington 

June 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th - Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival, City Hall Park by College St. exact times in the afternoon and/or evening to be determined, more information to follow at Flynnvt.org  

June 19th, - Burlington’s Juneteenth Celebration, downtown near City Hall Park, exact time and location to be determined, more information to follow at juneteenthbtv.org 

 

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Press Release Date: 
05/26/2021
City Department: 
Mayor's Office