Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment in VAMS
VAMS stands for Vaccine Administration Management System. It is a scheduling tool for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. You may have been directed to this page because you have selected a vaccination clinic that uses VAMS for scheduling.
The system may be a bit challenging to navigate at first – but with some support, most people are able to find and schedule an appointment through VAMS. VAMS can currently be used to schedule vaccine appointments at many locations across the State. If you would like more detailed instructions, download these helpful documents:
First, you should know that this form does not automatically register you in VAMS. This form lets the Department of Public health know you are interested in creating an account in VAMS. If you are currently eligible to receive vaccine, you should receive an email from VAMS to complete your registration within 12 hours.
2. Check your email, and create your account
Check your email for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the link in the email and create your account. You will be prompted to retrieve a code that will be emailed to you. You will need to create a password – store this in a safe place.
A note about passwords: The forgot password link on the login page can only be used if you have created a password as part of your VAMS registration.
3. Complete your VAMS registration
The first question that will be asked in VAMS is “Have you already registered as a vaccine recipient with VAMS?”. The answer to this question is “No”.
Questions with a red asterisk are mandatory. Insurance information does not need to be entered. All information will be secure and will stored safely.
You will be prompted to share some additional information about yourself. Know that all information will be secure and will stored safely.
4. Schedule your appointment at your chosen vaccine clinic
You will use your zip code to search for clinics near you in VAMS. The system will automatically search for clinics within a 10-mile radius of your zip code. However, you may choose up to 100 miles from the dropdown menu. Choosing a larger search area may result in more clinic locations in your search results. You may need to check multiple clinic locations in order to find an available appointment. Find a slot that works for you, and book your appointment
If you need some support, having a friend, relative, or neighbor help with this process is a great idea.