Get the latest information on scheduling appointments, COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 testing, visitation restrictions, and safety measures we have in place.

COVID-19 Vaccine Program

UConn Health has been vaccinating individuals eligible under the state’s guidelines. While fluctuations in our vaccine supply still exist week to week, UConn Health is committed to vaccinating as many people as possible. We are working with our state partners weekly for vaccine appointment availability and we will continue to update this site with new information as we receive it.

Eligibility

Current Eligibility: Effective March 1, 2021, those currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine per state guidelines include individuals living or working in Connecticut who are:

  • 55 years of age and older.
  • Educators and Childcare Providers: Pre-K through Grade 12 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, school bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative staff. Does not include individuals who are not required to work on-site in a school.
  • Residents and Staff of Select Congregate Settings: Staff and residents of halfway homes, inpatient mental health facilities, correction facilities, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, substance use and residential treatment facilities along with others.
  • 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.
  • Medical First Responders: Individuals who respond to medical 911 calls and face risk of exposure to COVID-19.
  • Health Care Personnel: Individuals serving in health care settings who are at risk of direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.

Moving Forward: The State has indicated its intention to roll-out vaccine eligibility moving forward pursuant to the following plan. These are tentative plans and are subject to change by the State.

  • March 22 (tentatively) for individuals aged 45+.
  • April 12 (tentatively) for individuals aged 35+.
  • May 3 (tentatively) for individuals in younger age groups.

Note: As of March 1 proof of eligibility is needed at time of vaccination. This may include employment ID badge, payroll stub, business card, employer letter, other documentation, or proof of date of birth/age.

We are regularly adding appointments as we receive new vaccine supplies. Continue to check MyChart for new updates and appointment availability. Alternatively, you can visit 211ct.org for a list of additional vaccine sites across the state. Additional information may also be found on the State’s Vaccine FAQ page.

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

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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)

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments

Vaccinations appointments can be self-scheduled online.

Appointment availability will be based on eligibility and UConn Health’s current vaccine supply or expected supply. Identification will be required at the time of vaccination. Also, please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing.

To schedule a vaccine appointment, you must be registered in advance with UConn Health MyChart. Once registered, individuals can self-schedule a convenient date and time through MyChart to receive the first dose of the vaccine. Second dose appointments are made when the individual receives their first dose.

  • Note: For immediate access to MyChart, choose the “Verify Identity with a Third Party” option.
  • Registration in MyChart is required as the state is tracking each vaccine dose, and its first and second dose administrations, very closely.
  • For any MyChart questions or technical difficulties during regular business hours, contact 860-679-4400.

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.

Preparing for Your Vaccination

  • As of March 1, proof of eligibility is required at time of vaccination. This may include employment ID badge, payroll stub, business card, employer letter, other documentation, or proof of date of birth/age.
  • Also bring an insurance card to your vaccine appointment.
  • Prior to receiving your vaccination, please review the fact sheets for the Pfizer vaccine and for the Moderna vaccine.

UConn Health Frontline Workers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

UConn Health received its first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and began vaccinating its frontline health care workers – marking an important turning point in the fight against COVID-19.