Update on Vaccine Distribution (75 and older)
We are committed to helping our patients navigate through the vaccine process. Here are some of the most up to date options for vaccines.
- To schedule a vaccine appointment at UConn Health in Farmington, you must be registered in advance with UConn Health MyChart. Once registered, individuals can self-schedule a date and time through MyChart to receive the first dose of the vaccine. Second dose appointments are made when the individual receives their first dose.
- Detailed instructions to follow for online scheduling can be found by clicking here.
- UConn Health phone scheduling: 860-679-5589 (Choose option 2). The program’s general line is 860-679-8888 for general questions or vaccine issues.
- To register online go to hartfordhealthcare.org/vaccines
- To register by phone, Hartford HealthCare Access Center at 860.827.7690 or toll-free at 833.943.5721.
- Patients can also use MyChartPlus.
- Yale New Haven Health will begin vaccinating individuals who are 75 and older – the first group in the state’s Phase 1B – beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20. Appointments will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schedule your appointment online by clicking here.
- These YNHHS public vaccination sites will begin to open next week: North Haven, New London, Old Saybrook and Trumbull. A Greenwich site will begin the week of Jan. 25.
- More sites will be added as they are approved.
Trinity Health of New England
- Trinity Health Of New England is offering those eligible, who would like to be vaccinated, several options for an appointment, which is mandatory, as the clinics are not able to take walk-ins.
- Patients may schedule their own appointment using a valid email address via the state’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) online Enrollment Portal, or eventually through MyCare.
- For more information on these options, please visit Trinity Health Of New England’s Schedule Your Vaccine webpage: TrinityHealthOfNE.org/Appointment
Schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)
- Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system including:
- Trinity Health of New England (hospitals and other locations)
- Griffin Hospital
- Nuvance Health
- Stamford Hospital
- Bristol Hospital
- Local Health Departments
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- All information submitted through VAMS or the assist line will be kept private and will only be used to schedule vaccinations. The link also contains a detailed and extensive list of frequently asked questions about the vaccine, helping to ease any concerns members of the public may have.
Those over the age of 75 without the ability to apply online can call the Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.
- The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response.
(The state said more locations will be added in the coming weeks)
Phase 1B: Who is eligible:
- Individuals 75 years of and older (appointments available now)
- Individuals between the ages of 65 and 74
- Individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 with comorbidities
- Individuals and staff in congregate settings
- Front line essential workers:
- Healthcare personnel not included in Phase 1A
- First responders
- Agricultural workers, including farmworkers
- Food service and restaurants
- U.S. Postal Service workers
- Manufacturing workers
- Grocery store & pharmacy workers
- Food banks and meal delivery services for the elderly
- Education and child-care workers
- Solid waste and wastewater workers
- Inspectors working on site in the above locations
- Frontline public and social services
For more questions about the vaccine, click here.
Note: All information above was provided by WFSB News.