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COVID-19 Vaccination

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NDDH Weekly Vaccination Clinics

VAMS & Walk-ins welcome

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm
NDDH Conference Room, 69 South Main Street, Brooklyn
(located at back of building, not at Senior Center)

Vaccines offered: Pfizer (ages 12+) two-dose vaccine
(Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 2nd dose appointment is made at clinic)
Johnson & Johnson (18+) one-dose vaccine - one and done!

 

NDDH Mobile and Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics

Vaccines offered at all locations:
PFIZER (Ages 12+) two-dose series
(Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 2nd dose appointment is made at clinic)

JOHNSON & JOHNSON (Ages 18+) one-dose (one & done!)

Walk ins welcome • FREE to ALL
No appointment, no insurance necessary

Tues 6/22        12 – 2pm      Attawaugan Fire Dept., 20 Country Club Road, Dayville
Tues 6/22        1 – 2pm        TEEG Food Distribution at Woodstock Town Hall, 415 Rt. 169
Wed 6/23         3 – 5pm        WINY Radio, 45 Pomfret Street, Putnam
Thurs 6/24       3:30-6:30      Sterling Town Hall, 1183 Plainfield Pike, Oneco
Sun 6/27          12:30 – 3      High Pointe Church, 1208 Thompson Road, Thompson
Tues 6/29         9 – 11am      Baker’s Dozen, 765 Norwich Road, Plainfield
Tues 6/29         3 – 6pm        United Services, 1007 Main Street, Dayville
Wed 6/30          2 – 4pm        TEEG, 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenordale
Wed 6/30          3 – 6pm        Project PIN, 23 Village Center Circle, Moosup
Fri 7/2               1 – 3pm        Project PIN, 23 Village Center Circle, Moosup

 


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There's alot of misinformation out there about COVID-19 vaccines.
Let's clear things up.

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccines are for EVERYONE ages 12+

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Vaccine Eligibility in CT:
Open to all previous phases and ages 12+ who live, work, or study in CT
Pfizer vaccine is authorized for 12+
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for 18+

 

 

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About the COVID-19 Vaccines & Vaccination

Currently, three vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:

Note - Your first and second dose of vaccine must be by the same manufacturer. Be sure to double-check which dose vaccine providers have before scheduling your second appointment.

  • Masks are required and all persons are screened upon entry at vaccination sites
  • Bring a form of photo identification to your appointment
  • Wear a short-sleeve shirt under your clothing for ease of vaccination
  • Anyone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will be monitored for at least 15 minutes
NDDH Vaccination Staff and Nurse Volunteers

What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Safety

V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine

 

 

CT DPH Fact Sheets:

Vax Ingredients Safety How They Work Development Facts to Know More Facts to Know


 

Who is Eligible for Vaccination?

Everyone age 12 and older who lives, works, or attends school in Connecticut!

Homebound  - Individuals who are medically or physically unable to leave their home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can register for in-home vaccination


Where to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Most vaccine providers now accept walk-ins. Vaccine providers use different scheduling systems to book appointments, including the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
See the next section below to learn how to schedule using VAMS.

Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) - Pfizer and J & J - Walk-ins welcome. Registration through VAMS still accepted.

NDDH Nurse Jessica Fuller protects another northeast CT resident.
  • Vaccination site: NDDH Conference Room, 69 South Main Street, Brooklyn. First dose appointments are typically Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Second dose appointments usually held Thursday and Fridays
  • Second dose appointments are booked before you leave your first dose appointment
  • Clinics are posted in VAMS and on this website on a weekly basis
  • NDDH is scheduling numerous mobile, pop-up clinics at various locations throughout northeast CT this summer. Look for our tents and trailer and stroll in for a vaccine!

Generations Family Health Center - J & J Vaccine 

  • Vaccinating patients and non-patients ages 18 years and older
  • Clinic times - Monday - Friday, 9 am - 11:30 am (No appointment necessary for these time slots. Other times available by appointment. Call for more information.)
  • Clinic locations:
    • 42 Reynolds Street, Danielson (860-774-7501)
    • 202 Pomfret Street, Putnam (860-963-7917)
    • 330 Washington Street, Suite 510, Norwich (860-885-1308)
    • 40 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic (860-450-7471)

Day Kimball Healthcare - PFIZER, JOHNSON & JOHNSON Vaccine 

  • DKH has transitioned COVID-19 vaccination efforts from their existing clinics to its Day Kimball Medical Group (DKMG) adult and pediatric primary care practice locations. This approach will better support those who may require direct conversation with a physician regarding the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and enable delivery of the vaccine at the point of contact. This change also makes the vaccine available at more locations in our community and allows individuals to receive the shot from their primary care providers in a private and comfortable setting.
  • DKMG adult primary care practices will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. DKMG pediatric primary care practices will administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12 and older.
  • Vaccines will be available to new and established patients. An appointment is preferred but walk-ins will be accommodated.
  • DKH also provides J & J vaccine for homebound individuals who have registered through the CT DPH Homebound Intake Form

RETAIL PHARMACIES
By appointment only through their individual scheduling systems:

Walgreens - Check for types of vaccine - Walgreens.com

Northeast CT Walgreens locations:
203 Kennedy Drive, Putnam 
1093 North Main Street, Dayville 
20 Prospect Street, Moosup
200 Westminster Road, Canterbury 

CVS Pharmacy - All three vaccines offered. Check availability when scheduling. Click here for scheduling information.

57 Providence Pike, Putnam
10 Lathrop Road, Plainfield
542 Providence Road, Brooklyn
2177 Killingly Commons, Dayville

  • Schedule online or walk-ins accepted.
  • Register by phone: 1-800-746-7287 (1-880-SHOP-CVS)

Walmart - 450 Providence Road, Brooklyn, and 474 Boston Post Road, North Windham  - Offers an easy online scheduling option. Check for vaccine type when scheduling.

Schedule directly through a participating vaccine provider - Various locations throughout the state run by Hartford Healthcare, UCONN Health and Yale New Haven Health. All locations require pre-scheduling and registration – no walk-ins allowed.

What about my doctor's office? Please do not call your medical provider looking for vaccine. Local physicians will reach out to patients when they receive vaccine.

2-1-1 Online Directory of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics - Searchable database of hundreds of vaccination clinics and testing sites located throughout Connecticut. Apply filters to search for clinics that schedule through VAMS or take appointments by phone or through the state's Vaccine Appointment Access Line (VAAL).


VAMS - How to Schedule an Online Appointment Using the Vaccine Administration Management System - Step by Step from CT DPH

NDDH's Britt Otto loves to volunteer at VAMS check-in.

VAMS is an online scheduling tool that allows people to search for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near them. While VAMS has been successful for many, it can be challenging for some older adults and others who may have limited experience with computers.

Click on the link above for a step-by-step guide in scheduling an appointment using VAMS. Consider reaching out to help someone who may need assistance.

Once you have VAMS account, you can search for clinics in Connecticut, including ones being held locally at NDDH and Day Kimball Healthcare.


How to Schedule an Appointment by Phone

For eligible individuals who do not have the ability to schedule an appointment online:

Call the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Access Line (VAAL)
877-918-2224
Seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Up for a drive? This system does not currently schedule appointments at clinics in northeast CT, but offers appointments at large clinic sites such as Pratt & Whitney/Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
Call-back option offered when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers.
Click on the maps below for site locations.

VAAL Vaccination Site Map

VAAL Vaccination Site Map (Spanish)


We're Getting There!

Are we there yet? Some are. Some are on their way. We will all get there. Vaccine is the most effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. The more people who are vaccinated, the harder it is for the virus to circulate. The other thing that is circulating in our communities is a lot of misinformation. Reach out to get your vaccine questions answered by trusted providers who have the facts. The truth is...we are advancing to a new normal because millions of people have taken up the call to be vaccinated. Join the ranks by getting vaccinated today!

A good day's work. NDDH Operations Chief Janine Vose with empty vials - 150 lives protected!

 


Protect Yourself. Protect Others...and We'll Get Through This Together

More dedicated members of the NDDH COVID-19 Vaccine Team

Until you can be vaccinated and, yes, even after you’ve been vaccinated, please continue to follow all of the recommended strategies to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19:

  • Wear your mask
  • Watch your distance
  • Wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Volunteer

Be Part of This Historic Effort - Volunteer!

To date, NDDH has vaccinated thousands of people! We thank the NDDH staff, COVAX Team, Quinebaug Valley Senior Citizens Center, Bousquet's Appliances, community partners, and our remarkable, resilient Medical Reserve Corps volunteers for their invaluable contributions in these unprecedented times.

Join the Northeast District MRC in order to volunteer at our NDDH COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other associated efforts. Here’s how:

  • The State of CT now coordinates the enrollment of volunteers through an online registration process with CT Responds at https://ctresponds.ct.gov/.
  • Set up an account and answer a number of questions. It’s not complicated, but lengthy, so be prepared for questions about identity; deployment preferences; contact info; current and former occupations; trainings; skills and certifications; medical history; permission for a background check; and settings to list your account as active or inactive. We ask that you complete AT LEAST 95% of your profile to be considered for an active volunteer role. A tracking bar will measure the completeness of your application and prompt you to complete additional sections.
  • Your completed application will be forwarded to our NE CT MRC Unit Coordinator. You will receive a message with a link to take a brief orientation and quiz.
  • Upon completion, NDDH will contact you to schedule a time to swear you in with the Loyalty Oath. This can take place via teleconference or may be done when you report for duty at a volunteer site.
Resilient Retirees! Retired physician Dr. John Day vaccinates retired optometrist Dr. Bob McNeil.

For those interested in serving as COVID-19 Vaccinators:

The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner's Order dated December 7, 2020, provides for certain licensed healthcare providers to be among a group that is eligible for training and temporary authorization to administer COVID-19 vaccines as part of Connecticut’s mass vaccination efforts during the pandemic. Participation as a COVID-19 vaccinator in volunteer or paid opportunities in this initiative will require successful completion of a DPH-approved training.

More information can be found at: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/PLIS/Approved-COVID-19-Vaccination-Training-Programs

We all remember the days when volunteering meant that you just showed up and filled a necessary role. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Volunteerism must be well-coordinated and managed in order to afford liability protection to volunteers and provide a safe environment for all…while achieving our common goals.

We hope this information sets you upon the path to contribute your time and talent to our efforts.


Vaccinate with Confidence

Please be sure to visit the sites below often for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

MRC Volunteer Cherie Poirier schedules another second dose appointment.

CT DPH website for COVID-19 Vaccination in CT

CT DPH: Eligibility Phases

CT DPH: Vaccination Scheduling Options

CT DPH: Online VAMS Enrollment for Eligible Individuals

CT DPH : Enrollment Form for Homebound Individuals

CT DPH: COVID-19 Print and Social Media Educational Materials

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine

Resources for Health Care Providers

CT DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Providers

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination - Clinical Resources for Healthcare Providers

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Medical Centers Clinics, and Clinicians

Thank you for supporting the COVID-19 vaccination campaign to protect our communities.

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