Vaccine Info for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

BIPOC Vermonters

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Vermonters represent 6% of the State’s population, but 18% of COVID-19 cases. BIPOC Vermonters with COVID-19 have significantly higher hospitalization and chronic disease rates, relative to white non-Hispanic people with COVID-19.

This is why it is so important if you are a person who identifies as BIPOC, including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, and is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine to sign up now and schedule an appointment.

BIPOC Vermont residents 40 years and older and 16 and older with high-risk health conditions can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Vermont's call center (855-722-7878) is available 7-days per week for those unable to register online or need to speak with someone in a language other than English. Free transportation is available to your appointment by contacting 877-530-6116.

Household Members of BIPOC Vermonters

You can sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccination if you live with a person who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage. Members of your household can make appointments even if the eligible member of your household has already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the ways to schedule an appointment:

  • You can register on Vermont's website with a validation code (requires completing the form below).
  • You can call the Health Department at 855-722-7878 to register.
  • You can register with a BIPOC household focused clinic for Bennington County run by our partners at the Rutland Area NAACP (information below).
  • BIPOC Household Member Age 18+ Confirmation

  • BIPOC Household Member Ages 16-18 Years Old Confirmation

BIPOC Household Focused Clinics

The Rutland Area NAACP will be collaborating with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) to provide access to and prioritize the equitable vaccination for COVID-19 of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) folks. Bennington is one of the sites in the State dedicated to the BIPOC community.

Bennington location: Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St, Bennington, VT 05201

Times for all clinics:  9am – 2pm, 4pm – 7pm

Dates:  4/3, 4/10, and 4/24, 5/1

Please schedule your vaccine appointment with Patricia Johnson by a contact form, by email or  by phone (802) 379-0511.

As of March 15, the following people are eligible to make appointments:

  • People 18 years or older with high-risk chronic health conditions - see descriptions below* 
  • People 65 years and older
  • People who work in the public safety system
  • Healthcare personnel
  • Teachers, K-12 onsite staff, and child care workers

If any of these eligible individuals is a person of color, they can bring their household members (BIPOC or not) with them when they come for their vaccine and those members will also be vaccinated.

Free transportation You can schedule transportation to your vaccine appointment by contacting 1-877-530-6116.

Interpretation services at the appointment can also be provided by the Department of Health if needed.  

If the clinic dates do not work for you, the Vermont NAACP Branches are establishing a lists of community members of color who can be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine, here is the contact form:

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