COVID-19 Vaccine Information
If you are 65 years of age or older, you qualify for Phase 1b, and are currently eligible to register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut.
Click to view VA Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in Clinics.
COVID 19 Vaccinations are free. No-one should ask for:
- Payment (cash or check)
- Credit card or bank information
- Social Security numbers, Passport information or other personal information (unless it is medical insurance related.)
They will ask for your insurance card. You will not see a charge, but it allows the health care professionals who administer the vaccine to be paid for their time.
FDA: COVID-19 Vaccines Information
Given the currently scarce supply of vaccine, it will take time for all individuals in Phase 1b to receive the vaccine. You may register at any one of the following sites. In order to schedule an appointment, you must have an email address. If you do not have an email, please utilize the phone numbers associated with the specific site.
Please utilize only one of these resources to schedule an appointment.
Pomperaug District Department of Health
Pomperaug Health District has vaccinated more than a thousand people and will continue to vaccinate at their Playhouse Corner location in Southbury.
Schedule through the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)
An online scheduling portal that allows individuals with an email address to create an account, log in, and search for a vaccine clinic near them.
- General information: portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations
- To register online go to Vaccine Administration Management System. You will need to enter your full name, date of birth, zip code, occupation (including “retired”), and email address. The information you enter will only be used for purposes of scheduling your vaccination, and will be kept private. Once registered, VAMS will email you to guide you through the appointment process for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system including:
- Trinity Health of New England (hospitals and other locations)
- Griffin Hospital
- Nuvance Health
- Stamford Hospital
- Bristol Hospital
- Local Health Departments
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Tips and more information about how to use VAMS: portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations---VAMS-Support
VA Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in Clinics
VA Connecticut is currently administering the vaccine at the West Haven campus and the West Haven Annex in Orange.
- Walk-in clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8am-3pm. Open to enrolled veterans. No appointment necessary. Essential workers (any age) enrolled for care also eligible. Newington campus is located at 555 Willard Avenue (Bldg. 2E).
- Walk-in clinic is also running from 12-4pm at the West Haven Annex, 200 Edison Road/Pez Blvd. in Orange Feb. 24-26.
For up-to-date schedules go to https://www.facebook.com/VAConnecticut.
Schedule directly through a participating provider:
Over 100 healthcare providers across the State are currently offering direct scheduling. All locations require pre-scheduling and registration – no walk-ins will be allowed.
To register by phone:
Due to high call volume, this option is only recommended for individuals who cannot use VAMS or a provider link to schedule.
- CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line: 877-918-2224
- Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- A call-back option will be offered 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.