COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The West Haven Health Department is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Public Health to provide COVID-19 vaccine as it is available.

Are You Currently Eligible?

Phase 1aPhase 1bPhase 1c
  • Health care personnel
  • Longer-term care facility residents and staff
  • Medical first responders
  • Individuals 65 and older

Scheduling Now:

  • Educators and child care providers
  • Individuals ages 55-64

 

Scheduling Now (Phase 1c): Individuals 55 and older. Enroll online at VAMS: 55 and Older State Form.

VAMS Tutorial: How To Create Your VAMS Profile and Schedule Your First Vaccine Appointment.

For more information on CT COVID-19 Vaccine: Phases and Eligibility, click here.

For all individuals 55 and older: The West Haven Health Department follows the state’s direction regarding the process that residents 55 and older can use to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are 55 or older, you qualify for Phase 1c and are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. All eligible residents are required to make an appointment in advance of receiving the vaccine. To find available vaccination clinics statewide, residents can visit ct.gov/covidvaccine and enter their ZIP code.

Given the currently scarce supply of vaccine, it will take time for all individuals in Phase 1c to receive the vaccine. Individuals can visit DPH’s main COVID-19 Vaccine Portal for the most up-to-date information on vaccine distribution in the state. As we navigate Phase 1c, please be sure to speak with your health care provider about their recommendations for receiving the vaccine. If you have already heard from your medical provider about receiving the vaccine, you do not need to do anything else.

An important statement from acting DPH Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford on Avoiding Improper Vaccine Administration.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Options

HOW TO SCHEDULE

WHO SHOULD SCHEDULE

WHEN TO SCHEDULE

Schedule through a participating provider ready for the public distribution of vaccine to eligible residents: More than 100 health care providers statewide are offering COVID vaccines. All locations require pre-scheduling and registration — no walk-ins will be allowed. 

  • UConn Health: Clinic locations in Farmington.
  • Hartford Healthcare: Several locations statewide.
  • Yale New Haven Health: Several locations statewide.
  • Walgreens: For locations, click here.
  • Stamford Health: Operating a clinic seven days a week at Stamford Hospital. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • CVS: Offering the vaccine in four locations — Colchester, Putnam, Waterford, Windsor Locks — and will be expanding to more locations. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • Walmart: Offering the vaccine at seven locations: West Haven, New Haven, Hartford, North Windham, Norwalk, Torrington and Waterbury. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
  • More locations are coming soon, and a map of all locations and more information will be available in the coming weeks. All locations require pre-scheduling and registration — no walk-ins will be allowed. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

55+

You may schedule now, but please be patient as scheduling an appointment may take time.

Schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). 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

VAMS is the Vaccine Administration Management System, 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. Learn about VAMS here.

For step-by-step tips on scheduling with VAMS, click here.

People 55+ who have an email address and the ability to schedule an appointment online.

You may schedule now, but please be patient as scheduling an appointment may take time.

Schedule on the phone by calling the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and will offer a callback 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.

People 55+ who do not have the ability to schedule an appointment online.

You may schedule now, but please be patient as scheduling an appointment may take time.

If you are an individual who is eligible for vaccine, you can complete an enrollment application at https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/onlinevaccine.

If you are an Employer/Organization that is ready to enroll your employees, you can complete an enrollment application at https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/VAMSEnrollment.

If you are an individual who is eligible for vaccine but is NOT affiliated with an Employer/Organization, you can complete an enrollment application at https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/Independent.

For information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, click here.

For information on the phases of COVID-19 vaccination and how you access vaccine, click here.

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination can be found by clicking here.

General information on COVID-19 vaccines for recipients can be found by clicking here.

Additional Facts Sheets

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

What Ingredients Are in the COVID-19 Vaccine?

How Did the COVID-19 Vaccine Get Developed So Quickly?

How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

After receiving your COVID-19 vaccination, please consider the following tools:

Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

V-Safe — Use your smartphone to tell the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You will also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose. For details, click here.

VaxText — A free text messaging platform that providers can offer patients. Patients can opt in to conveniently receive text message reminders to get a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. VaxText offers the added benefit of reminding patients to sign up for v-safe, a tool that allows people to report adverse outcomes after vaccination. For details, click here.