Beginning May 12th, all Connecticut residents 12 and up will be eligible to schedule an appointment to get the Covid-19 vaccine. There are several options to accomplish this:
- Call the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line (VAAL) at 877-918-2224. They are taking calls 8am - 8pm seven days a week.
- Check for appointments in VAMS. In order to use VAMS you must first register, which is a two-step process. Go to dphsubmissions.ct.gov, complete and submit form. Within 12 hours you will receive an email from the CDC/VAMS to complete your registration (check your SPAM folder too) and create your VAMS account.
- CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid have all been approved to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. Check their websites for info on locations and how to schedule an appointment.
- Go to vaccinefinder.org, check the vaccine(s) you are looking for, type in your zip code, expand search to 50 miles. Search results will show sites offering vaccine and whether vaccine is in stock or out of stock.
- Call the local Health Districts in our area to see if they have any vaccine clinic appointments available. They are Pomperaug Health District @ 203-264-9616, Newtown Health District @ 203-270-4291, Brookfield Health Department @ 203-775-7315, New Milford Health Department @ 860-355-6035, and Torrington Health District @ 860-489-0436.
- You can call 211 for assistance with this process.
Should you have any questions about the above, call Jerrilynn at 860-210-0201.
Call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at (877) 918-2224. The phone system was created in partnership with the Department of Public Health and United Way of Connecticut and is specifically targeted to provide support for eligible vaccine recipients who have limited technology access, or who have language, disability, or other barriers that could prevent them from using existing self-scheduling options successfully. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 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.
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
This additional dose intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series is not the same as a booster dose. People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them. CDC recommends the additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine be administered at least four weeks after the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
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4-CT coordinates major philanthropists, individual donors, community and corporate foundations to address the needs of CT's most vulnerable residents disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We partner with Community Based Organizations and Health Centers across the state of CT, adapting potential solutions and prioritizing vulnerable populations. Visit https://www.4-ct.org/ for more information.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. There is a lot of unnecessary angst but with the above-mentioned actions, we’re hoping to alleviate that for some.
This office, along with the Board of Selectmen, our Emergency Management Director, Director of Health, Police and Emergency Services have and will continue to communicate through this situation. We have your best interests at heart.