As a health care setting, UConn Health still requires face masks and physically distancing inside our facilities. Get the latest on visitor guidelines, COVID-19 vaccines, and safety measures we have in place.

COVID-19 Vaccine Program

UConn Health is proud to be offering COVID-19 vaccines and committed to vaccinating as many people as possible. If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to schedule your appointment today, or simply walk in to our Farmington Outpatient Pavilion vaccine clinic. See Hours of Operation.

Eligibility

Individuals 12 years of age or older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals that are 12 year of age are not permitted to book through MyChart, so please call 860-679-5589 to schedule your appointment or you may walk-in to our Outpatient Pavilion vaccine clinic. Age 13 and above may use MyChart to schedule their appointment, call, or walk-in.

Reminder: A parent/guardian needs to be present to consent for minors (12- to 17-year-olds) at the time of vaccination.

Important note: Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those under 18 years old. Moderna and J&J vaccines are only authorized for use by those aged 18+. Currently, the State of Connecticut and UConn Health are administering three different types of COVID-19 vaccines:

  1. Pfizer mRNA vaccine;
  2. Moderna mRNA vaccine; and
  3. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) viral vector vaccine.

    Contact

    COVID Vaccine Scheduling
    Phone: 860-679-5589

    COVID Vaccine Call Center
    Phone: 860-679-8888
    (for questions or vaccine issues)

    Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

    Login to MyChart

    If you don't have a MyChart account:

    Sign Up Here

    Si tiene preguntas o necesita ayuda para programar su vacuna, llámenos al 860-679-8888.

    Step-by-Step Instructions to Make an Appointment Online

    Note: At this time UConn Health will NOT be accepting any new first dose vaccine appointments by phone or online. Sorry for this inconvenience. For those 65+ please keep checking back weekly for vaccine appointment availability.

    Already Scheduled Vaccines Continue for Health Care Workers and Individuals 75+

    UConn Health has been vaccinating individuals eligible under the state’s guidelines. To date, this has included health care workers eligible under the state’s Phase 1a and individuals who are aged 75 and over (the first tier of Phase 1b). While fluctuations in our vaccine supply still exist week to week, UConn Health is committed to satisfying all first- and second-dose appointments currently scheduled. Working with our state partners, some of these appointments may be accelerated to meet the state’s goal of having all health care workers and those 75 and older vaccinated as soon as possible.

    Appointments for Those Aged 65+ Likely to Start Mid-March

    Please note that due to limited vaccine supply, UConn Health will likely start scheduling appointments for those aged 65+ (who are now eligible under the state’s guidelines to receive the vaccine) in mid-March. Please however see alternative options below. We are working hard to secure more vaccine supply and will expand our vaccine offerings to those aged 65+, and others who become eligible, as soon as possible. For those 65+ please keep checking back with us weekly for vaccine appointment availability.

    Alternatives

    If individuals 65+ and others who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine are seeking ways to schedule a new vaccination appointment before UConn Health is able to accommodate them, there are a number of alternatives to book vaccine appointments at other locations. Here are some options:

    • State’s Vaccine Access Line: 877-918-2224 (Call between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Note: Open daily including weekends).
    • State Website: www.ct.gov/covidvaccine (type in your zip code to find a location near you).
    • Check VAMS: Read the instructions on how to use VAMS or visit vams.cdc.gov if you already have a VAMS account.
    • CVS Locations: CVS is currently offering vaccines at specific locations in Connecticut. See the CVS schedule and check back for additional locations.
    • Walmart and Walgreens: Please check the retailer websites for availability.

    Those currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine per state guidelines:

    • Phase 1a: Individuals serving in health care settings who are at risk of direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
    • Phase 1b: Individuals 75 years of age or older and those 65 years of age or older.

    Online appointments for COVID-19 vaccines are now available at UConn Health for anyone eligible under Phase 1a and Phase 1b of the State’s vaccine roll out. If eligible, sign up today for MyChart and schedule your appointment online. Follow the online scheduling instructions.

    Those currently eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine:

    • Phase 1a: Individuals serving in health care settings who are at risk of direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
    • Phase 1b: Individuals 75 years of age or older.

    The best way to sign up for your vaccine is by logging into your MyChart account and scheduling directly through the online portal. Due to high call volume for scheduling COVID-19 vaccines, the new dedicated scheduling phone number is 860-679-5589. Thank you.

    Contact

    COVID Vaccine Scheduling
    Phone: 860-679-5589

    COVID Vaccine Call Center
    Phone: 860-679-8888
    (for questions or vaccine issues)

    Documentation

    No person will be turned away based on their inability to show ID at our vaccination site. While sharing your contact information may not be required to get a vaccine, staff at the vaccination site may ask individuals for an ID, but this only applies to people who have one.

    Individuals should bring:

    • An ID, if they have one, to verify the name and eligibility information they submitted when making their appointment, and
    • Their insurance information if they have insurance.

    Individuals can still get the COVID-19 vaccine without insurance or an ID.

      Scheduling an Appointment

      Log into your existing UConn Health MyChart account to self-schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a date and time that works for you. If you don’t yet have a UConn Health MyChart account, set one up first and then you will be able to self-schedule online. There is also a phone number to help you schedule if you have difficulty with MyChart: 860-679-5589.

      We are regularly adding appointments as we receive new vaccine supplies. Continue to check MyChart for new updates and appointment availability.

      Preparing for Your Vaccination

      • Please bring identification if you have it to verify your health record and show you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note however that no person will be turned away based on inability to show ID at our vaccination site.
      • Also bring an insurance card to your vaccine appointment, if you have one.
      • Prior to receiving your vaccination, please review the fact sheets for the Pfizer vaccine, Moderna vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.

      Need to Reschedule Your Second Dose?

      Should you need to move your already scheduled second COVID-19 dose vaccination appointment, please log-in to your online MyChart account in advance to cancel your second dose and reschedule by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 860-679-8888. Note, it is ideal that your second dose be received within a 4 day time window of the initial target vaccination date you received. Your second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series. Source: cdc.gov.

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