Pediatric 5-11 Covid19 vaccine clinic in Norwalk

Pediatric 5-11 Covid19 vaccine clinic in Norwalk

NORWALK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER TO HOLD
PUBLIC COVID19 VACCINE CLINICS
FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 -11

SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 20, 2021

WHERE
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC)
120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854

WHEN
Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHAT : COVID19 VACCINE CLINIC for 5–11-year-old children

HOW : https://www.norwalkchc.org/request-a-covid-vaccine-appointment

On Saturday November 20, 2021, Norwalk Community Health Center [NCHC, www.norwalkchc.org ] will hold one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinics specifically for pediatric patients ages 5 – 11 years. The goal is to vaccinate children 5-11 years of age Multiple stations inside the health center will be set up to administer the first of two Pfizer doses. The COVID19 vaccine clinic for 5–11-year-olds will run from 8:30am to 1:00 pm on the 20th of November. Parents should go to https://www.norwalkchc.org/request-a-covid-vaccine-appointment to request a time slot and register.

In addition to the in-house vaccination clinics and patient-only vaccine clinic, Norwalk Community Health Center’s vaccination team has been taking its COVID19 vaccination team into the community. Utilizing the health center’s Medical Mobile Unit, special COVID19 pediatric vaccination clinics will continue to be partner with community and church groups, private and public agencies to bring the vaccine into neighborhoods and schools and wherever it is needed.

WHO Each Saturday clinic expects to immunize a minimum of 120 children ages 5 -11.

WHY The goal is to address health equity by making the COVID-19 vaccine more easily available to the children of parents whose work schedules, transportation issues, or lack of childcare for example can be barriers to care.

See what Norwalk Community Center’s Pediatrics Director, Jill Goldberg and Chief Medical Officer, Djana Harp are telling parents of 5 – 11 year olds. 

ABOUT Norwalk Community Health Center [NCHC, www.norwalkchc.org ] is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare organization and Federally Qualified Health Center. Since 1999, NCHC has been committed to removing barriers to care, to meet the health care needs of everyone in our community who needs our services, regardless of ability to pay. 11,000 unduplicated patients entrust their adult medicine, pediatric, women’s health, adult and pediatric dental, and behavioral healthcare and well-being to Norwalk Community Health Center. In addition to its flagship 120 Connecticut Avenue location, it provides pediatric, women’s health, adult medicine, and behavioral healthcare at its satellite location at the Smilow Life Center at 55 Chestnut St. in South Norwalk and sends its Medical Mobile Unit into the community to bring access to quality care to under-served neighborhoods and most vulnerable residents. www.norwalkchc.org

Welcome to our New GNHCC Board of Directors

Welcome to our New GNHCC Board of Directors

The Transition Ceremony

On November 4th 2021, after the ribbon cutting ceremony at The America’s Restaurant & Cafe by Mayor Rilling, Mariella Castagnet and Warren Pena – founders of the GNHCC – introduced the new Board of Directors that are taking over to provide support to members, professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

Our New President

On behalf of the new executive board, we are pleased and honored to have been elected to continue the mission and growth of the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” said Zayed Rodriguez, new President of the Chamber. “We are committed and eager to provide our current and new members with the tools, resources and connections to help them take their businesses to the next level. A bright future is ahead and this board will deliver great experiences for our members.

Who was there..

We had the honor to gathering with friends and members of the Chamber like:
 

About the Board

The new board members, representing a wide range of industries, are:

  • President: Zayed Rodriguez RICP, ChFC, Small Business Consultant and Wealth Management Advisor, ZAMFER Group
  • Vice President: Cesar Pineda, Owner, Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Secretary: Ivonne Zucco,Transformational Career Coach, IZ Social Enterprises
  • Trustee: Fermin Vidal, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Trustee: Robert Vargas, High Performance Coach, Vargas Strategic Management LLC
  • Trustee: Hector Pachas, Headshot Photographer, Hector Pachas Photography

Learn more about each Director >

The new Board of Directors is committed provides the necessary guidance for the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to give its members a professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

New Board of Directors at GNHCC!

New Board of Directors at GNHCC!

On Oct. 6th 2021, the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce elected six new members to its Board of Directors to renew and continue the work and legacy started by founders Mariella Castagnet and Warren Peña.

The new board members, representing a wide range of industries, are:

  • President: Zayed Rodriguez RICP, ChFC, Small Business Consultant and Wealth Management Advisor, ZAMFER Group
  • Vice President: Cesar Pineda, Owner, Farmers Insurance Agency
  • Secretary: Ivonne Zucco,Transformational Career Coach, IZ Social Enterprises
  • Trustee: Fermin Vidal, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Trustee: Robert Vargas, High Performance Coach, Vargas Strategic Management LLC
  • Trustee: Hector Pachas, Headshot Photographer, Hector Pachas Photography

We welcome these respected leaders to the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,” said Mariella Castagnet, former president of the GNHCC. “Each of them brings experience in their own field that will strengthen our Board and help us achieve our goal of growing Norwalk’s Latinx and Hispanic owned businesses.

The new Board of Directors provides the necessary guidance for the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to give its members a professional network, educational opportunities, and exposure throughout the Greater Norwalk region.

A formal introduction of the new board will take place on November 4th, 2021 at 5:30pm following the ribbon cutting for The America’s Restaurant & Cafe (90 S. Main St., Norwalk, CT 06854)

Get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine / Obtén respuestas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Get answers about the COVID-19 vaccine / Obtén respuestas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19

Todavía hay preguntas y mitos acerca de la vacuna del COVID-19. Todas ellas están explicadas en este vídeo. Sólo combatiremos este virus si nos protegemos TODOS. Por favor, compártalo con quienes pueda ser de interés.
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There are still questions and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine. All of them are explained in this video. We will only fight this virus if we ALL protect ourselves. Please share it with anyone who might be interested.

¡Esta grabación es bilingüe!

Aquí obtendrá respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes tale como:
+ ¿CUÁLES SON LOS MITOS EN TORNO A LA VACUNA?
+ ¿DEBO VACUNARME?
+ ¿DÓNDE PUEDO VACUNARME?

Fue presentado por David Herrera (enfermero practicante con experiencia en control de infecciones). Estuvo patrocinada por el estado de CT en colaboración con Southwestern AHEC y la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de Greater Norwalk.

Por favor, comparta esta valiosa información a quien pueda ser útil.

This recording is Bilingual! 

Here you will find answers for the most frequent questions like:
+ WHAT ARE THE MYTHS SURROUNDING THE VACCINE?
+ SHOULD I GET VACCINATED?
+ WHERE CAN I GO TO GET THE VACCINE?

It was presented by David Herrera (Nurse Practitioner with experience in Infections Control).  It has been sponsored by the State of CT in collaboration with Southwestern AHEC, and the Greater Norwalk Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Please share this valuable information with whom it might be useful. 

Partnering with Norwalk Public Schools through the MLL Career Pathways Program

Partnering with Norwalk Public Schools through the MLL Career Pathways Program

If you are a local business and want to make a difference in the community, you may be interested in partnering with Norwalk Public Schools through the MLL Career Pathways Program.

Last June 11th we had a wonderful virtual event with business and partners where we could learn more about how to connect businesses to Norwalk’s Multilingual Language Learner program.

If you were not able to attend but you are certainly interested in engaging the community and sharing your knowledge with highschoolers about careers, career pathways, and real-world job experience, then you can take a seat and watch the video from the event. 

Norwalk Public Schools offers Multilingual Learners at the High School Level opportunities to participate in credit bearing internships where they can:

Connect students’ interests with their career goals.

Gain real-world career experiences.

Explore and learn first-hand about work and life skills.

Prepare, hone, and enhance students’ opportunities for post-secondary success in the job world.

Below the links to learn more and connect with the facilitator(s) of this program.

 

 

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY!

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine TODAY!

Did you know that our Hispanic community has been one of the hardest hit by Covid?

We’re 1.7x more likely to catch Covid, 4x more likely to be hospitalized, and 2.8x more likely to die because of Covid. And that’s because a lot of our community works on the front lines, in service industries which means we’re exposed to a lot of people and therefore more vulnerable to catching the virus. 

If you haven’t gotten the vaccine, don’t worry, there are many options for you to schedule an appointment. You can book an appointment online with CVS, Walgreens, CT.gov or VAMS –  which is the CDC’s Vaccine Administration System. 

Getting the vaccine is free, you don’t need insurance and all you have to do is signup to get it – there will be no questions asked

So far, over 123M people in the US have received their first vaccine dose and that number keeps growing, but we’re already seeing our Hispanic community fall behind  – and given that we’re more exposed than others to catching Covid, the vaccine will help to keep us safe. 

¿Sabías que nuestra comunidad hispana ha sido una de las más afectadas por Covid?

Tenemos 1,7 veces más probabilidades de contraer el Covid, 4 veces más probabilidades de ser hospitalizados y 2,8 veces más probabilidades de morir a causa del Covid. Y eso es porque gran parte de nuestra comunidad trabaja en primera línea, en industrias de servicios, lo que significa que estamos expuestos a mucha gente y, por tanto, somos más vulnerables a contraer el virus.

Si no te has vacunado, no te preocupes, hay muchas opciones para programar una cita. Puedes reservar una cita en línea con CVS, Walgreens, CT.gov, o VAMS, que es el Sistema de Administración de Vacunas de los CDC.

Vacunarse es gratis, no necesitas seguro y todo lo que tienes que hacer es registrarte para recibirla – no habrá preguntas.

Hasta ahora, más de 123 millones de personas en los EE.UU. han recibido su primera dosis de la vacuna y ese número sigue creciendo, pero ya estamos viendo que nuestra comunidad hispana se está quedando atrás – y dado que estamos más expuestos que otros a contraer el Covid, la vacuna ayudará a mantenernos a salvo.

Have you already received your Covid vaccination?

Congratulations on keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe.

After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, and keeping your distance from others since not everyone is vaccinated today.

The CDC has guidelines on what you can now do but also what you should still avoid after getting the shot.

You can learn more at the CDC’s vaccination site.

¿Ha recibido ya la vacuna Covid?

Enhorabuena por mantenerte a ti, a tus seres queridos y a nuestra comunidad a salvo.

Una vez que te hayas vacunado por completo, debes seguir tomando precauciones, como llevar mascarilla y mantener la distancia con los demás, ya que no todo el mundo está vacunado hoy en día.

Los CDC tienen directrices sobre lo que puedes hacer ahora, pero también sobre lo que debes evitar después de vacunarte.

Puede obtener más información en el sitio de vacunación de los CDC.

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