Are you next in line to get COVID-19 vaccinated? A lot of you have probably heard the great news about ages 65+ being able to schedule their vaccines. As many of you are still waiting, some of you are unsure about the process of how to make an appointment in Connecticut.
Getting an appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine can be concerning, especially if you don’t know where to begin or where to go. AFC Urgent Care Vernon is here to help break it down for you with some easy steps on how to schedule your vaccine.
How do I know If I’m eligible to start scheduling my COVID-19 vaccine?
***As of March 1st, the distribution schedule will now start by age groups. March 1st will include educators, childcare providers and ages 55 to 64. Anyone who was supposed to be a part of phase 1b will now follow this schedule instead.
For those who were a part of Phase 1a, which included health care workers, first responders and long term facility care residents, you can still get a vaccine if you haven’t done so already.
For all other future phases and when you might by eligible, you can follow along the phases here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination—Phases
***If you’re waiting to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, or are waiting in between doses, you can always visit AFC Urgent Care in Vernon for for walk-in Rapid COVID-19 testing, Flu treatment, Colds, Strep throat, X-rays, blood work, employer services and more!
Where do I make an appointment for my COVID-19 vaccine?
Connecticut has a few ways for individuals to schedule their appointments. As there are multiple locations that offer the COVID-19 vaccines it is important to note that not every clinic or vaccine site uses the same methods for scheduling an appointment.
However, the fastest and easiest way would be to call by phone or use The CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) to schedule appointments and to find nearby clinics/centers across the state.
You can enroll for VAMS by using this form, click here.
From there all you would have to do is:
- Enroll into VAMS.
- Look out for an email from [email protected]. Check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your primary folder.
- Create an account and register. If you already have an account, just register there.
- Choose a location and time slot that works for you.
For more detailed directions on how to navigate through VAMS click here.
To schedule an appointment via Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line, you can call 877-918-2224. This line is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days a week. (call times may be longer due to an increase in scheduling).
Lastly, you can also make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment with local health centers and clinics directly. At this time CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Hartford Health and Trinity Health have direct sign ups on their sites. For a more thorough list, here is where you can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut.
AFC Urgent Care Vernon is here for you 7 days a week!
Whether you’re waiting to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine or are waiting in between doses, AFC Urgent Care can help test you for COVID-19 seven days a week. Getting vaccinated is only one part of slowing the spread. We must continue to wear masks, wash our hands, keep a distance and test for COVID-19.
AFC Urgent Care in West Vernon is offering both RAPID COVID-19 testing and standard PCR tests 7 days a week with NO appointment needed. Just walk into our center on 179 Talcottville Rd.