CT Residents 55+, Educators Can Now Book COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments – NBC Connecticut
Starting Monday, people 55 and older and educators can start making an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut.
Educators and child care providers and Connecticut residents and employees aged 55 and older are now eligible for the vaccine in Connecticut.
Healthcare workers, medical first responders, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities were already eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
Eligible educators and child care providers include K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, maintenance staff, food service providers, school bus drivers, and child care providers as well. as the administrative staff of the school.
This does not include people who are not required to work on site in a school.
Gov. Ned Lamont has said he expects Connecticut to receive 30,000 single-dose COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson by Tuesday, March 2.
The announcement comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared emergency use of the vaccine on Saturday.
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The 30,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be in addition to the typical Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses given to the state for use. This would bring the state’s total vaccine allocation per week to 130,000.
The governor notes that the authorization of the J&J shot down about a year after the start of the pandemic “is not only remarkable progress but another tool to help us defeat the coronavirus quickly”.
How to get an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut
By telephone: Call the Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Helpline at 877-918-2224, seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to schedule appointments at select sites.
In line: Make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination in VAMS, the vaccine administration management system.
- Fill out the form to inform the Public Health Department of your interest create an account in VAMS. If you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, you should receive an email from VAMS to complete your registration within 12 hours. click here to create an account.
- Look for an email from [email protected] Click on the link in the email and create your account. You will be prompted to retrieve a code which will be emailed to you. You will need to create a password and keep it in a safe place.
- If you have forgotten your password, the “forgot password” link on the login page can only be used if you have created a password as part of your VAMS registration.
- Complete your VAMS registration.
- The first question that will be asked in VAMS is “Have you ever registered as a vaccine recipient with VAMS?” The answer to this question is “No”.
- Questions with a red asterisk are required.
- Insurance information does not need to be entered.
- You will be prompted to share additional information about yourself.
- To have VAMS recognize your chosen option for the race, click on your choice in the left box and click on the right-pointing arrow to move your choice to the right box.
- Use your postal code to search for clinics near you in VAMS.
- The system will automatically search for clinics within 10 miles of your zip code, but you can choose up to 100 miles from the drop-down menu, which may provide more clinic locations in your search results.
- You may need to check multiple clinics to find an available appointment. Find a niche that suits you and make an appointment.
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