COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
COVID-19 Vaccine Phase Update
- Phase 1a
- 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. Healthcare personnel should contact their Employer Coordinator, who has been designated to ensure access to the vaccine. Vaccine administration for healthcare workers will be available at hospitals, outpatient clinics, and local health departments.
- 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. Residents of long-term care facilities should ask facility leadership about reviewing vaccine. All vaccine clinics in long-term care facilities will be administered by CVS and Walgreens.
- Medical First Responders: High risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Police, and Fire.
- Phase 1b
- Individuals 65 and older
- Residents and staff of select congregate settings: Congregate settings will be phased in throughout Phase 1b. Congregate settings include individuals and staff in halfway homes, inpatient mental health facilities, corrections facilities, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, substance use and residential treatment facilities along with others. Vaccination programs for congregate settings will be coordinated by State and local health. These facilities are either licensed by or otherwise formally affiliated with the State of Connecticut and are administered by a private non-profit or other formal entity. In Phase 1b, congregate settings do not include supported apartments, foster or family settings, college dormitories, or boarding schools.
- Schedule through the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)
- (VAMS is a secure, web-based tool built to help jurisdictions, vaccination clinics, organizations/employers, and vaccine recipients manage COVID-19 vaccination efforts. It supports operations and data collection and tracking to meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements. It is being utilized by local and state health departments to schedule immunizations for eligible recipients.
- Enrollment Instructions
- Schedule through your healthcare provider
- Schedule through CVS
- CVS Pharmacies in Avon, Bristol, Coventry, Glastonbury, Guilford, Hamden, North Haven, and Uncasville stores will begin administering COVID vaccine on February 11th. Booking of appointments will begin as early as February 9th.
- Call the access line
- CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224 Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Due to high volume, this option is only recommended for individuals who have not had success with the above option
- Call your local senior center
- Senior Centers are assisting seniors with scheduling their vaccine dose. Please ensure you are currently eligible for the vaccine before calling.
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Last Updated On: January 26, 2021
To: Residents and Customers of the Farmington Valley Health District
In response to COVID-19 outbreak, effective immediately, FVHD asks that you do as much paperwork as possible through electronic means, i.e. phone 860-352-2333, email, (a list of staff email addresses can be found on our website www.fvhd.org), fax 860-352-2542 and USPS.
Credit card payments can be made over the phone, and we accept checks through the mail. All applications and FVHD files can be viewed and downloaded from www.fvhd.org. Take note that processing time for applications of any kind will be much longer than usual as all non-essential work is not being completed at this time. We greatly appreciate your cooperation to help us slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
IF, you must come into our office, please use the dedicated area to complete paperwork.
DO NOT ENTER OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE SICK