Are you 75 or older?
COVID-19 Vaccines are now available for you!
As of January 13, 2021, the State of Connecticut has expanded access to the vaccination distribution plan to include individuals 75 years of age and older to receive the vaccine.
You have options in NW CT to register for and receive the vaccine.
Walgreens @ 28 E. Elm St. in Torrington, 331 West St. in Litchfield, or 76 Main St. in Canaan
Sign into your at www.walgreens.com account – complete a screening – and if deemed eligible, choose a location and time. If you do not have an account it is easy to create an account.
State of CT Department of Public Health
1) Go to https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine and fill out a form to register with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). You will need to enter your full name, date of birth, zip code, occupation (including “retired”), and email address. The information you enter will only be used for purposes of scheduling your vaccination, and will be kept private. Once registered, VAMS will email you to guide you through the appointment process for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
2) Those without internet access can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The phone system was created in partnership with the Department of Public Health and United Way of Connecticut and is specifically targeted to provide support for eligible vaccine recipients who have limited technology access, or who have language, disability, or other barriers that could prevent them from using existing self-scheduling options successfully. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response.
Torrington Area Health District
To register visit the website at https://www.tahd.org and click on and complete COVID19 Vaccination Survey. Within 24-48 hours, you will receive an email from CDC.GOV/VAMS with instructions to provide required medical information and select a vaccination appointment, including all clinic locations offered by the Torrington Area Health District.
If you have a MyChartPLUS account already, simply log in, go to “Visits” or “Appointments” and find a Hartford HealthCare vaccine clinic (locations in Hartford, Wethersfield, Norwich or Shelton) that is convenient for you. A new location at the Torrington Armory (153 South Main Street) is scheduled to open the week of January 25.If you do NOT have a MyChartPLUS account, you can set one up on the MyChartPLUS.org website. The location in Torrington is at the State Armory (153 South Main Street) and will open on January 25th and operate up to four days a week.
Week one - Monday 8-4, Wednesday 10:30 -6:30, and Saturday 8-4
Week Two and beyond - Monday 8-4, Wednesday 10:30-6:30, Friday 8-4, and Saturday 8-4
For instructions visit HartfordHealthCare.org/instructions. If you have followed the directions above and still have issues scheduling your vaccine in MyChartPLUS, the MyChart support line is there to help: call 860.972.4993
Resources for Questions and Information
This information is provided by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital on 1/20/21 at 10 AM and is subject to change.