COVID-19 walk-in clinic

COLCHESTER — Vermonters can get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday in Colchester without an appointment.

Two-hundred doses of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine are available at the Tarrant Rec Center at Saint Michael's College — 132 Campus Rd, Colchester. 

Eligible Vermonters can walk in to the clinic until 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. 

Who is eligible? 

—All Vermont residents age 16 and older

—Out-of-state residents who

  • are a college or boarding school student, even if they do not intend to stay in Vermont for the summer 
  • moved to Vermont within the last 6 months with the intention of becoming a resident 
  • work in one of these occupations or settings in Vermont: health care personnel, child care worker, work in a school or the public safety system 
  • live part of the year in Vermont

What are the possible side effects?

Here is the fact sheet for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. 

Common side effects include injection site pain, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and fever. 

A small number of people experienced a rare and severe type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). This type of blood clot is found in the blood vessels that drain blood from the brain and is combined with low platelets. Platelets help blood clot and stop bleeding. The problems were found up to two weeks after vaccination. There have been no reported cases of these side effects in Vermont.

CORRECTION: A social media post by the Vermont Department of Health incorrectly stated this event was Wednesday, March 5, causing this story to previously be incorrect. The walk-in clinic is on Thursday

Written By

Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.

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