Connecticut Covid-19 Vaccinations Updates

Connecticut Covid-19 Vaccinations Updates: Where can you get vaccinated? When can you get vaccinate? Will there be enough vaccines?

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CT COVID-19 Vaccine: Phases and Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination

The coronavirus vaccine rollout is well underway in Connecticut.

In addition to an online appointment system, there will be a telephone appointment system for people who don't have computer access. 

Healthcare providers are reminding the public to be patient, as scheduling an appointment may take time.


Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)

  • Schedule an appointment online by clicking here or call theConnecticut 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.
  • 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.

UConn Health:

  • 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.

Hartford HealthCare:

Yale New Haven Health

  • 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 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, through their primary care provider, or eventually through MyCare.
  • For more information on these options, please visit Trinity Health Of New England’s Schedule Your Vaccine webpage:

Community Health Center, Inc.

  • Community Health Center, Inc. is providing vaccines to those eligible.
  • Locations are available in Clinton, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, New London and Stamford.
  • More information can be found on the CHC's website here.


Waterbury Health

  • Post University will open a drive-thru vaccination site at its 800 Country Club Rd. address on Jan. 25.
  • Registration is required and done through Waterbury Hospital.
  • Residents can register online here or call 203-575-5250, extension 4 Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(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 (appointments available early February)
  • Individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 with comorbidities
  • Individuals and staff in congregate settings (phased in throughout Phase 1B)
  • Front line essential workers (appointments available late Feb. or early March)
    • 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


The state says Phase 1C will likely get underway in May.


The state says Phase 2 will likely get underway in June.

As of Jan. 17, state officials said a total of 221,000 total doses have been administered. Connecticut administered 71 percent of the total doses it has received from the federal government, including 92 percent of doses allocated for all healthcare organizations and local health departments, placing the state in the top five of states for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more questions about the vaccine, click here.

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Marilyn Rosetti, Director of The Open Hearth shelter, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from a Mobile Vaccination Clinic run by Hartford HealthCare in Hartford, Connecticut on January 22, 2021. - US President Joe Biden is trying to reenergize and expand a faltering vaccination program. Only 16.5 million vaccines have been administered to Americans and Biden is calling for 100 million shots in 100 days. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)

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