Haskell: Here is how to schedule your vaccination

Friends and neighbors,

Beginning this week, all adults over the age of 65 will eligible to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. Below, you'll find instructions on how to sign-up for a vaccination and schedule an appointment.

Keep in mind: There are multiple avenues for scheduling an your shots—appointments can be found through the Department of Public Health website, Connecticut's reservation phone line, and local health providers. I have included links and phone numbers below for multiple vaccine distributors, but please note that it is not an exhaustive list.

The state’s Vaccine Administration Management System is now open for registration submission. Those over the age of 65, or their loved ones, are asked to submit applications through the online web portal beginning this week. When accepted into the registration portal, they will receive emails informing them how to proceed in scheduling an appointment.

In addition to VAMS, the Connecticut Department of Public Health also operates a phone line with over 125 specialists standing by to help schedule vaccination appointments. If you are having difficulty using the online sign-up, you can call 877-918-2224 anytime between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, every day of the week.

In addition to these centralized sign-up options, many health providers are also offering vaccine appointments via their own scheduling systems. You may want to consider reaching out to one of these providers to find an appointment that is convenient for you.

Yale New Haven Health

Sign up online here, or call 1-833-ASK-YNHH (275-9644)

CVS Health (Limited Locations)

Sign up online here, or call 1-800-679-9691.

Walgreens (Limited Locations)

Sign up online here, or call 1-800-925-4733

Stamford Health

Sign-up online here, or call 203-276-7300.

Hartford Healthcare

Sign-up online here, or call 860-827-7690.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my office with questions or concerns. We will not be able to move anyone up in the vaccine distribution line, nor will we be able to secure exceptions for people outside of the current vaccination phase. That said, we are happy to answer specific questions and assist with the sign-up process.

Finally, I know that teachers, other essential workers and those with an underlying health condition are understandably frustrated that they are not yet eligible for a vaccine. Please know that Connecticut stands ready to administer many more doses than we are currently receiving from the federal government, and I remain hopeful that supplies will increase in the coming weeks.