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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for UConn Health Employees

Appointments continue to be available for UConn Health employees, learners and affiliates who are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments may be made to receive the vaccine at our locations in the Outpatient Pavilion, 16 Munson Road, and UConn Health’s One Royce Circle location in Storrs.

Eligibility

Those currently able to receive the vaccine include:

  • Health Care Personnel: Individuals serving in health care settings who are at risk of direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. This would include faculty, staff, residents, students and other learners, and contractors who work with patients or in patient care settings or with COVID-related infectious materials;
  • Medical First Responders: Individuals who respond to medical 911 calls and face risk of exposure to COVID-19; and
  • All individuals aged 65 and over.

Employees who work exclusively outside of patient care settings or from home, including clinicians practicing exclusively telehealth, are not eligible to receive the vaccine at this time unless they meet the aged-based criteria for eligibility (currently, 65+).

  • Please note, regardless of eligibility categories, if you have already received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, it is still imperative that you keep your second-dose appointment and receive the second dose as planned.

Prior to receiving your vaccination, please review the fact sheets for the Pfizer vaccine and for the Moderna 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.

We will share updates as guidance on vaccine roll-out evolves.

Once eligible under state DPH guidance and as vaccine supply becomes available, UConn Health plans to be able to offer the vaccine to every employee who would like to get the vaccine.

Contact

COVID Vaccine Scheduling
Phone: 860-679-5589

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a contractor employed by UConn Health. Am I eligible for the vaccine?

If you meet the eligibility definitions under the current phases of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program roll-out, you are eligible to receive the vaccine, regardless of who your employer is.

If I am on staff at UConn Health, but work at an off campus location. Can I still get vaccine in the first phase?

You must meet the eligibility criteria established by the State to get the vaccine. As of March 1, individuals serving in health care settings like UConn Health who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials are eligible to get the vaccine, as are all people 55 years of age and older. Unless you meet the age criteria, you are not eligible at this time if you work exclusively away from patient care settings or from home, including clinicians practicing exclusively telehealth.

Will research staff at UConn Health also receive the vaccine in first phase?

Please see the response above. Research staff who do not have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious (COVID) materials, and are not 55 years of age or older are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.

Are nursing home employees in Avon, Canton, and Farmington being vaccinated by UConn Health in Phase 1a?

As of early January 2021, any person considered as “Phase 1a” for vaccination can get their vaccination at UConn Health. These providers also have other options to receive their vaccines in other locations.

Will students and trainees at UConn Health be eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1a?

Yes, as long as the student/trainee meets the definition of Phase 1a, i.e., they have potential exposure to patients or infectious materials in the course of their work, they are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1a.

If I get vaccinated as a health care worker, should my family members decide to as well?

Yes. In addition to health care workers getting vaccinated and still using PPE, your family members should get vaccinated too as soon as they are eligible. Also, at this time even post-vaccination it is still essential to take safety precautions of frequent handwashing, universal masking, and proper social distancing.

Are all UConn Health employees eligible to receive the vaccine as “health care personnel”?

No. Individuals who were vaccine eligible first as Phase 1a “health care personnel” include only employees with the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious COVID materials. This definition does not include employees of health care organizations like UConn Health if they work exclusively away from patient care settings or from home, including clinicians practicing exclusively telehealth.

Are UConn Health employees mandated to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, there are no plans to mandate the new COVID-19 vaccine at this time for UConn Health employees.

What if an employee has a high risk exposure to the virus and their scheduled second dose falls within their quarantine? Also, if asymptomatic should they be tested for the virus before receiving their second dose?

We expect this occurrence to be rare, but should the situation arise each employee’s individual case will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center once notified. Generally, we would recommend the person wait until their quarantine ends. Ideally, the individual’s planned second dose should be received within a 4 day window of their initial target vaccination date. 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. But each case will be handled on a case by case basis once the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center is notified by the employee.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19 in between the two required vaccine doses?

Those who have COVID-19 infection in between doses should receive their second dose after the end of their isolation period. Note, they would not need to receive their first vaccine dose again and ideally should receive their planned second dose vaccination within the recommended 4 day window. The COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will evaluate these on a case by case basis to determine the optimal next step.

What if I am an employee who needs to move my already scheduled second dose vaccination appointment?

Employees will need to first log-in to their online MyChart account in advance to cancel their second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Secondly, at this time to successfully reschedule their second vaccine dose they will need to call the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 860-679-8888. Note, it is ideal that the second dose be received within a 4 day time window of the initial target vaccination date the employee 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.

For more frequently asked questions about the vaccine, visit the General Information page.