COVID Vaccine: Tons Of Websites, Phone Numbers, Tips!

Beginning this Thursday (April 1), all Connecticut resident and employees 16 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Supplies are increasing; more locations and appointments are added weekly.

Alert — and helpful — “06880” reader Sarathi Roy got a ton of info from her company’s very caring HR department, here in Fairfield County. It’s the most comprehensive list I’ve seen.

He asked me to pass it along. Feel free to forward widely to others!

NOTE TO READERS BETWEEN 16-45 YEARS OLD: Not all sites update their eligibility questions at midnight, but you are able to book appointments starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Select the age eligibility box for 45+, then use your real age and accurate date of birth in the booking process.

If you don’t get an appointment right away, be patient. New appointments are added daily. Patience and persistence pays off.

CVS

  • Use this shortcut link to book appts through CVS: https://www.cvs.com/vaccine/intake/store/covid-screener/covid-qns
  • CVS releases new appointments daily around midnight, and again at 5:30 or 6 a.m. The appointments typically book 3-5 days out.
  • You do not need a unique account to schedule CVS vaccine appointments. And you can book them on behalf of other family members, if you have their information.
  • CVS has many locations administering the vaccine in Connecticut. To widen your search beyond your home zip code or town, use “CT” in the search box to view all locations

Walgreens

  • You must have a Walgreens account to schedule a vaccine appointment. You can register for an account at anytime
  • Use this link to book appts through Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening
  • Walgreens releases new appointments daily at 7 a.m. You should be logged into your account and ready to search at that time for fastest results. Appointments are released for 3 days in advance.
  • To widen your initial search area, use “Connecticut” in the first location search. You can narrow to a zip code or town in a later search window.

Yale New Haven

  • The Yale New Haven health system requires a MyChart account for vaccine scheduling. You can register for an account in advance at: https://mychart.ynhhs.org/MyChart-PRD/Authentication/Login
  • Vaccine clinics are being run in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, New London, Old Saybrook, Orange, Trumbull and Uncasville.
  • You can call 833-275-9644 for help scheduling.

Stamford Health

VAMS

  • VAMS is a federal and state tool for registering and booking appointments. It is not required in Connecticut. You can use it as an option for scheduling, but you do not need to register in VAMS in order to book appointments with any of the above providers.
  • You can register in VAMS around 8 a.m on April 1 for the new eligibility group: https://dphsubmissi.ons.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine/
  • Once registered, you will receive several emails. The first will confirm your registration; the next (from CDC) will ask you to complete your profile in VAMS. Then it will allow you to schedule an appointment at a state-run clinic.
  • Additional information about using VAMS can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal/COVID-19-Vaccinations-VAMS-Support

Other

  • Check your town’s website for information and clinics available only to residents. You may be able to register in advance, or receive a call for available appointments or excess doses.
  • Connecticut Vaccine Assist Line (877-918-2224) operates 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Agents can schedule appointments at state-run clinics. If you call early and are given the chance to leave a message, you should. They accept a certain number of messages each day, then call those people back throughout the day to assist in booking appointments. Once the maximum number of calls for the day has been reached, the message option is turned off.
  • Vaccinefinder.org will show which locations in your area are administering which vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson).

One response to “COVID Vaccine: Tons Of Websites, Phone Numbers, Tips!

  1. Thanks to everyone who helped get this information out. Friends and family everywhere will find it very helpful. Stay safe and stay well!

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