COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients and the Community
Those currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine per state guidelines include those living or working in Connecticut who are:
- Health Care Personnel: Individuals serving in health care settings who are at risk of direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
- Medical First Responders: Individuals who respond to medical 911 calls and face risk of exposure to COVID-19.
- 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 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.
- Individuals 65 years of age and older.
Beginning March 1, the following additional individuals who live or work in Connecticut will also be eligible to schedule and receive COVID-19 vaccines:
- Individuals 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.
- More detail from the State regarding who qualifies as an eligible educator or childcare professional can be found on the ct.gov website.
Moving Forward: The State has indicated its intention to roll-out vaccine eligibility moving forward pursuant to the following plan. Please note that 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 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.
UConn Health will continue to proactively keep its clinicians and patients updated as COVID-19 vaccines become available to various groups identified by the state.
COVID Vaccine Scheduling
COVID Vaccine Call Center
(for questions or vaccine issues)
Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine
If you don't have a MyChart account:
Vaccine Clinic Locations
Vaccinations for individuals at UConn Health are currently provided at three locations:
- UConn Health Farmington Campus: Pedestrian COVID-19 Vaccine site in the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, 1st Floor.
- Farmington: 16 Munson Road, just off our UConn Health main campus in Farmington.
- Storrs: UConn Health’s One Royce Circle location in Storrs.
Preparing for Your Vaccination
Please note that, 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.
Please also bring an insurance card to your vaccine appointment.
Scheduling Vaccine Appointments
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a UConn Health patient. When can I get the vaccine?
As of March 1, the state has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all individuals who are 55 years of age and older as well as other specific groups such as health care workers, pre-K through 12 educators/staff, and childcare professionals. If you are in an eligible group, you can schedule your vaccine now at UConn Health.
Where do I go to get my COVID-19 vaccine at UConn Health?
Our COVID-19 vaccination sites are located in Farmington at both the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion on our lower campus and also nearby to our campus at UConn Health’s 16 Munson Road in Farmington. Also, some vaccination appointments are occurring at UConn Health’s Storrs location of One Royce Circle.
Location 1: Outpatient Pavilion, 1st Floor, 135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT. When entering from the ground level, follow the signs to the Pedestrian Site. Directions will be provided to you through MyChart when you make your appointment. We also have signs on campus directing people to the “Pedestrian COVID-19 Vaccine Site.”
Location 2: 16 Munson Road, Munson Training Room, Farmington, CT. Plan to enter the building’s dedicated exterior side entrance, follow the directional signs provided. Directions will also be provided to you through MyChart when you make your appointment.
Location 3: One Royce Circle, Storrs, CT location of UConn Health. Plan to enter the building by following the directional signs provided. Directions will also be provided to you through MyChart when you make your appointment.
Will COVID negative inpatients be vaccinated at UConn Health? If not immediately, at some point?
We anticipate that vaccine will be offered to inpatients as we move through the CDC and DPH’s designated phases. We will learn more about this process and vaccine distribution as we move into Phases 1b, 1c, and Phase 2.