COVID-19 vaccines are here. So are we.

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Cities and towns across Connecticut have put in an extraordinary amount of time and planning in preparation for opening their doors and providing a new type of public service: the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. Thousands of dedicated volunteers and municipal personnel are working day in and day out to ensure the safe and successful rollout of community-based vaccination programs across the state.
Many municipal leaders worry about whether they have the right protections in place to address the unique risks that these public health care operations will bring. 

We’re in this together. CIRMA is here to help. 

CIRMA is working closely with its members to help identify and manage the unique risks associated with local, on-site administration of COVID-19 vaccinations. We have the right insurance programs in place that can help protect you and your volunteers. CIRMA Underwriters will work with you to discuss appropriate liability coverages and endorsements for qualifying claims arising out of transforming municipal-owned property sites into temporary ‘health care facilities’ and providing essential ‘health care services’ in support of the State of Connecticut’s COVID-19 response.

Your dedicated CIRMA Team is standing by to assist.

Contact Fiona Porto, at [email protected], CIRMA Underwriting, with questions and ensuring your policy has the appropriate available endorsements for this unique risk. 
Contact Joey Barbera, at [email protected], CIRMA Risk Management, with questions related to managing and mitigating risk while managing local and on-site administration of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Our members, along with thousands of community volunteers are working to help their communities be part of the solution in the midst of a global health crisis—they shouldn’t have to worry if they’ll be protected by their insurance program. That’s why CIRMA will continue to work side by side with you and your employees with the care and compassion that you have come to expect from CIRMA. We will continue to keep you informed of the latest details so that you can focus on what’s most important–serving the communities in which we all live and work. Thank you for your dedication and all you do.
CIRMA is here for you. Now. Always.

The information contained within this document should be solely interpreted as preliminary guidance regarding statewide administration of vaccinations as part of emergency municipal programs and operations. As with all claims, CIRMA will continue to make compensability determinations on a claim-by-claim basis.

This material is intended for informational purposes only, and descriptions of insurance coverage are general in nature and are not to be construed as actual policy language. This material does not amend, extend, or otherwise affect the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy issued by Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), nor is it a representation that coverage does or does not exist. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances of each claim or loss, all relevant policy provisions and applicable law. The availability of any coverage referenced in this document depends on underwriting qualifications and Connecticut State and Federal regulations.