**COVID VACCINE UPDATE**
January 20th – At this time, those eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in Connecticut include all Phase 1a individuals and those Phase 1b individuals who are 75 years of age and older. We are limited to provide vaccinations only to those eligible, authorized by the State of Connecticut, and registered in the federal Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). The situation is fluid with new information coming out almost daily. There is also a limited amount of vaccine available.
**The Health District reminds residents that unfortunately our staff cannot schedule appointments in VAMS on their behalf. Please see below for information on how individuals can register themselves for a vaccination appointment, either by telephone or online.
Only individuals with a scheduled appointment will be permitted into the vaccination clinics. Walk-ins are not accepted.
Individuals included in 1a rollout:
- Healthcare Personnel: All paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients of infectious materials.
- Long Term Care Facility Residents: Adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently.
- First Responders at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Police, and Fire.
Individuals included in phase 1b:
- Individuals 75 and older
Those without internet access can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The phone system was created in partnership with the Department of Public Health and United Way of Connecticut and is specifically targeted to provide support for eligible vaccine recipients who have limited technology access, or who have language, disability, or other barriers that could prevent them from using existing self-scheduling options successfully. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option 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.
Online – The State of Connecticut form allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). Please note that you must have an email address to register online. Click here.
To Lean More:
The Westport Weston Health District strives to promote health and well-being, prevent disease, and ensure a clean and safe environment for the communities we serve.
The Health District is open and observes COVID safety protocols. Visitors must wear a mask.
Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
**To report a public health emergency after business hours, please call:
Westport Dispatch: 203-341-6000
Weston Communications Center: 203-222-2600