Burlington, VT — The City of Burlington is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases from the omicron variant, which now accounts for nearly three-quarters of all cases in the U.S.

“As we close 2021, we are entering yet another new stage of the pandemic with the arrival of the highly contagious Omicron variant in Vermont,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “Though this next stage of the pandemic will require renewed care and diligence, our city has faced difficult times before, and we have stayed focused and come together to meet the task.”

City officials are encouraging people to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the City Council has voted to extend the mask mandate through January. The city is also preparing to update employee vaccination policy so businesses will require boosters.

Additional pop-up vaccination sites in Chittenden County have been announced for December 23 and 30:

December 23

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

December 30

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

Vermont Health Equity Initiative hosts vaccine, booster, and pediatric vaccine clinics for BIPOC Vermonters in Burlington every other weekend through March 2022 and will have clinics at the following dates:

  • On December 26, there will be a clinic for 5-11 year olds from 11am to noon at the Downtown Burlington High School.
  • The next regular clinic is January 8, 2022 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington.

To make an appointment, click here