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02/11/2021

Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Connecticut is currently in phase 1b of the statewide rollout plan. Connecticut residents over the age of 65 will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting today, as the state rolls into the next part of phase 1b of its vaccination program. Vaccinations for individuals over the age of 75 and those within phase 1a will continue.

“We understand that many are anxious to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and are working to ensure that the needs of our frontline essential agricultural workers are met as soon as possible,” said Bryan P. Hurlburt, Agriculture Commissioner. “Over the past year our agricultural businesses have implemented the guidance and necessary measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Getting the facts on the vaccine and making your appointment when eligible is the next crucial step in protecting yourself, employees, neighbors, and community.”

All eligible Connecticut residents are required to make an appointment in advance of receiving the vaccine. To find available vaccination clinics throughout the state, residents can visit ct.gov/covidvaccine and enter their zip code.

Appointments can be made utilizing the following tools:

  • VAMS online system: VAMS is the Vaccine Administration Management System and can be used to schedule appointments at multiple clinics across the state. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Call Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line: Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment assist line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. To make an appointment, call 877-918-2224.
  • Hartford HealthCare: Hartford HealthCare has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the Hartford area. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Yale New Haven Health: Yale New Haven Hospital has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the New Haven area. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Stamford Health: Stamford Health is operating a clinic seven days per week at Stamford Hospital. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Walgreens: Walgreens is currently offering the vaccine at 12 different locations and will soon be adding many more across the state. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • CVS: CVS is currently offering the vaccine in four locations (Colchester, Putnam, Waterford, and Windsor Locks) and will be expanding to 12 more locations in the next week. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Walmart: Walmart will be offering the vaccine at seven locations across the state (Hartford, New Haven, North Windham, Norwalk, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Haven). To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination-Scheduling-Options

Scheduling information coming soon (likely March):

  • Frontline essential workers (this final definition is forthcoming, but is likely to include 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, public transit 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, and frontline public and social services.)
  • Individuals with an underlying medical condition with increased risk for severe illness*
  • Congregate settings will be phased in throughout phase 1b

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.