Vermont officials said the state would begin to wind down state-sponsored vaccination clinics

In the latest shift in the COVID response, Vermont officials said the state would begin to wind down state-sponsored vaccination clinics and take down the Health Department’s online appointment portal.
Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine noted that after more than a year of hosting and sponsoring a variety of mass clinics across the state, at community centers, schools, businesses, fairgrounds and the like in cooperation with a number of partners, the state would soon cease those operations while continuing to promote vaccination awareness.
Levine touted Vermont’s successful vaccination efforts, which saw the state leading the nation for much of the pandemic in a variety of vaccination metrics.
In conjunction with the shift away from state clinics, the Health Department would also shutter the online appointment portal soon too.
According to the Health Department list of state clinics, there are only a handful remaining in the Northeast Kingdom with one today (March 24) at the American Legion in Newport and one on Monday at the Elks Club in Derby; two more at the Northern Counties Health Care clinic in Island Pond on Friday and Tuesday; at the NCHC clinic in Hardwick today (March 24) and again on March 29 and 31; The state listing has a number of clinics in other parts of the state through the end of April.
For those who do not have a primary care clinician and for special populations, we will continue to fill any gaps and work to ensure equitable access to vaccines through small community clinics,” said Levine on Tuesday.