Signing up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut

Signing up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut

At this time Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b of the vaccination distribution schedule and we are now scheduling ages 65 and up. Connecticut has been very responsive with a quick and easy vaccination process across the state. That being said, it is a confusing process for many. We understand. As many of you have questions about the vaccine itself, the most important thing to figure out is how to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine should you want one.( We highly encourage you to get it)

AFC Urgent Care Danbury is here to help you navigate through the process and figure out where to get vaccinated in CT for COVID-19.

Am I eligible to make an appointment to get COVID-19 vaccinated?

Connecticut is continuously updating the phases and who is eligible to get vaccinated here.

Signing up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut

As of February 23rd, 2021, Gov. Lamont updated the distribution schedule to go by age groups starting March 1st, 2021. If you were a part of the Phase 1a group, which included health care workers, long term facility care residents and first responders and you did not get vaccinated, you can still get vaccinated. You just need to make an appointment. If you were supposed to be a part of Phase 1b then you will now follow the distribution schedule by age. As of April 1st, ages 16+ are now eligible to schedule their vaccines.

***Whether you’re waiting for your COVID-19 vaccine, or are waiting in between doses, you can always visit AFC Urgent Care in Danbury for Rapid COVID-19 testing(By appointment), Flu treatment, Colds, Strep throat, X-rays, physicals, employer services and more!

How do I make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

The state advises that all eligible residents make an appointment in advance of receiving the vaccine. It is also suggested that when making your appointment for the first dose that you start planning for the second dose as well. 

Please note that not every clinic or vaccine center across the state uses the same methods for scheduling an appointment. The simplest way to schedule an appointment is by phone or by email sign up through the CDC’s vaccine administration management system (VAMS).

VAMS is a simple online tool that can be used to both schedule a vaccine and to find a center/clinic that offers the vaccine. You can easily sign up to get an account by using this form.

From there all you would have to do is these 4 steps:

  1. Enroll into VAMS. 
  2. Look out for an email from [email protected] (look in your spam folder)
  3. Create an account and register
  4. Choose a location and time slot.

For more detailed directions on how to navigate through VAMS click here.

You can also call to schedule your appointment. Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line is 877-918-2224. The line is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days a week. Please be advised that there may be long wait times.

The Greater Danbury Community Health center also offers a vaccine appointment assist line for danbury residents. The assist line is 203-743-0100.

Other ways of scheduling a vaccine appointment can be done through local health centers and clinics directly, such as CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Hartford Health, and Trinity Health. Here is a more thorough list and instructions to their specific systems to schedule a test.

AFC Urgent Care Danbury is urgent care made easy

Getting vaccinated is one part of containing this coronavirus and slowing down the spread. The other part is getting tested regularly as you wait for your vaccine or your second dose. AFC Urgent Care Danbury will continue to provide routine COVID-19 testing for friends and families in the Danbury area for travel, work or for individuals who may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms.

We have 3 hometown centers offering multiple COVID-19 testing options (RAPID NAAT/PCR & Standard NAAT/PCR) on 2 Main street, 76c Newtown road and 100 Mill Plain road.

RAPID NAAT/PCR tests are offered on a walk-in basis no appointment needed and results in 30 minutes.

Regular NAAT/PCR tests are also an option and are offered 7 days a week with results in 3-5 business days