As of this Thursday, February 11th, Connecticut residents aged 65+ will be allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a part of the vaccination rollout phase 1b and was put into action this week. Governor Ned Lamont said that vaccine providers can, effective immediately, begin booking people aged 65-74 and can use any extra vaccinations on people in this age group as well.
To find available vaccination clinics throughout the state, residents can visit ct.gov/covidvaccine and enter their zip code.
To book a vaccine appointment, residents can register through the VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System) system online. VAMS will show various clinics throughout the state that have available appointments and will allow residents to book them. To use VAMS to search for and book an appointment, go to: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccinations---VAMS-Support .
The next phase of vaccination rollout phase 1b will allow frontline essential workers and individuals with underlying medical conditions with increased risks for severe illnesses. There has been no date given yet as to when this will go into effect.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.
If you are in need of assistance in making an appointment:
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Assistance Line at (877) 918-2224 (Monday – Sunday) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
You can also try the following:
Ledge Light Health District (877) 918-2224
The Town of Old Lyme has set up a Help Line to assist Old Lyme residents aged 65+ (860) 572-6246
The Old Saybrook Police Department is assisting Old Saybrook residents aged 65+ (860) 395-3142
The Westbrook Senior Center is assisting Westbrook residents (860) 399-3048.