On Thursday Gov. Lamont announced that residents 75+ may begin signing up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, and that residents age 65+ and ages 16-64 with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of the virus will be included in Phase 1b “in the coming weeks.” The number of vaccines in the State is extremely limited. The Town is working with Quinnipiack Valley Health District to hold clinics for Woodbridge residents.
Woodbridge residents age 75 and older are encouraged to use this form so the Town can keep seniors informed of the process for getting vaccinated in Woodbridge. Those who do not have computer access should contact The Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430. Please be patient – guidance and updates from the State and regional partners changes frequently.
Vaccine providers are notified of their dosage allotment for the coming week on Fridays. Therefore the Town will not be able to contact residents eligible for an appointment until Monday, at the earliest, depending on the number of doses available for Woodbridge. There are no Woodbridge clinics anticipated for the week of Jan. 18.
Gov. Lamont’s press release also stated, “It is estimated that 1.3 million Connecticut residents are eligible for phase 1b. Currently, the state anticipates receiving about 46,000 first doses of the vaccine per week from the federal government.”
Anyone age 75+ who does not want to wait for the Woodbridge clinics should use the following tools to get an appointment sooner (and notify the Town to be taken off the Town’s list):
- Healthcare Provider: Many residents have already been or will be contacted to schedule an appointment by their healthcare provider if their provider is participating in the state’s vaccine program. Not all providers are administering the vaccine. A list of participating providers is available at ct.gov/covidvaccine. Residents are urged not to contact their physician or healthcare provider directly for COVID vaccine appointments.
- Online: A form can be accessed online at ct.gov/covidvaccine that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
- Telephone: 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.