Posted on February 5, 2021 by admin
The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United Way of Connecticut announced plans to expand availability and access to vaccine scheduling through the state’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.
Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, 125 trained contact specialists will be available to take phone calls to schedule vaccine appointments from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week. Contact specialists will have the capability of booking up to 10,000 appointments at twelve locations across the state. This added capacity will be very important as Connecticut begins to receive larger supplies of vaccination doses on a weekly basis and prepares to expand Phase 1b eligibility to individuals between the ages of 65-74 in the coming weeks.
Key points on the expansion of the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line:
- Scheduling available seven days per week
- Scheduling occurs between 8a.m. – 8p.m. each day
- Minimal wait times
- Appointments being booked at 12 locations across the state
- Up to 10,000 appointments per week
- 125 contact specialists trained and answering appointment calls
The phone number to call for vaccination scheduling is: 877-918-2224.
As Connecticut’s vaccination program continues, it is important for all residents to schedule appointments according to the state’s priority vaccination program. Currently, the state is focused on vaccinating those residents who are 75 years of age or older. It is expected the priority groups will expand during the month of February as more vaccine doses become available. The best place to access information on vaccine priority scheduling is via ct.gov/covidvaccine.com.
The United Way reiterates that language assistance is available for those who need it and the hearing impaired can access the Vaccine Appointment Assist Line by dialing 7-1-1.