Burlington mayor issues booster alert

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger issues a Booster Alert in the City of Burlington to drive up the rate of booster vaccines in Chittenden County.
Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 10:14 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2021 at 8:08 AM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has issued a booster alert in the city to try to drive up the rate of booster vaccines in Chittenden County.

Weinberger is outlining steps on how the city is preparing in the coming weeks and urges residents to take additional precautions as the omicron variant continues to spread.

In the alert, the mayor says as of Wednesday, only 55% of people 16 and older have a booster shot, and rates need to be driven up.

The city will take action to help the state and local vaccine partners expand vaccine availability. He says on Monday, the City Council voted to extend the indoor mask mandate inside public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, through the month of January.

Burlington is also preparing to require all city employees to get a booster shot.

Tuesday, the state announced additional pop-up vaccinations sites, including in Chittenden County.

December 23:

  • UVMMC Taft Corners, 300 Interstate Corp Center, Williston
  • Community Health Centers Burlington, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington
  • Double Tree Hotel, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington

December 30:

  • UVMMC Taft Corners, 300 Interstate Corp Center, Williston
  • Double Tree Hotel, 870 Williston Road, South Burlington

For more information about vaccine sites, visit the Health Department’s Website.

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