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The Building and Land Technology property at 1 Elmcroft Road in the Harbor Point section of Stamford has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site.” Through a partnership between the city, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
Signs point to the entrance of the Building and Land Technology (BLT) building at 1 Elmcroft Rd. that has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site” in the Harbor Point section of Stamford, Conn. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Through a partnership between the City of Stamford, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
Signs point to the entrance of the Building and Land Technology (BLT) building at 1 Elmcroft Rd. that has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site” in the Harbor Point section of Stamford, Conn. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Through a partnership between the City of Stamford, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
Signs indicates the entrance of the Building and Land Technology (BLT) building at 1 Elmcroft Rd. that has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site” in the Harbor Point section of Stamford, Conn. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Through a partnership between the City of Stamford, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
Signs point to the entrance of the Building and Land Technology (BLT) building at 1 Elmcroft Rd. that has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site” in the Harbor Point section of Stamford, Conn. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Through a partnership between the City of Stamford, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
The Building and Land Technology (BLT) building at 1 Elmcroft Rd. has been converted to a COVID-19 vaccination “super site” in the Harbor Point section of Stamford, Conn. Thursday, March 11, 2021. Through a partnership between the City of Stamford, Stamford Health, and BLT, the building will be used for vaccinations beginning March 15.
STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin and Stamford Health announced Thursday that another vaccination site is coming to the city, this time in the South End, and with three times the capacity of its existing clinic.
“It is vital we make every resource available to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to Stamford’s community as fast as possible,” Martin said in a statement.
The “vaccination super site” will open Monday at 1 Elmcroft Road, the former Pitney Bowes headquarters owned by developer Building and Land Technology.
“We will vaccinate our residents faster if we establish partnerships to open high-capacity sites like 1 Elmcroft and Stamford Hospital — allowing us to scale up the number of vaccinations to well beyond a thousand doses per day as vaccine supply becomes more available,” Martin said.
In February, Community Health Center opened Fairfield County’s first mass vaccination site — a drive-thru clinic in the parking lot of Lord & Taylor on High Ridge Road. While CHC set out to vaccinate 200 people a day at its Stamford outpost, the new super site aims even higher.
“Our goal is to provide an efficient site that will allow the city of Stamford and Stamford Health to deliver up to 3,000 vaccinations per day, seven days a week,” BLT Chairman Carl R. Kuehner III said in the release.
To help meet that goal, Stamford Health and the city hired an additional 120 staff members to work the super site.
While the site has been in the works since at least January, the mayor’s office said Connecticut’s vaccine supply stopped it from opening the floodgates. With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Stamford and more on the way, the new site will quickly offer more availability in lower Fairfield County.
The city and hospital system came together in mid-January to operate a vaccine clinic nestled in Stamford Health’s old hospital building. The city gave its own doses once allocated to its Department of Health, which vaccinated first responders and city employees. There, hospital and city staff have administered between 730 and 930 COVID-19 vaccines per day.
The partnership has administered over 43,000 doses as of Thursday.
Eligible vaccine recipients can book an appointment on Stamford Health’s website or by calling its vaccine helpline at 203-276-7300. Stamford Health provides vaccines only to those who live or work in Connecticut and meet the state’s eligibility criteria.
Verónica Del Valle is a reporter covering growth and development for the Stamford Advocate and economic mobility for Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Verónica graduated in 2020 from American University, where she earned both her bachelors and masters degrees. Her work has appeared in NPR and The Washington Post.

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