COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Held For High School Students in Middletown

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A coronavirus vaccination clinic is taking place this weekend for high school students in Middletown.

The clinic is being put on by the Community Health Center at Wesleyan University. At Saturday's vaccine clinic, students from Xavier and Mercy High School in Middletown were able to get the Pfizer vaccine.

CHC officials said approximately 400 vaccines were administered.

Students and parents from Middletown High School will be able to get vaccinated on Sunday. The clinic will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Officials estimate that 600 additional vaccines will be administered.

High schoolers that are 16 and up will be eligible to get vaccinated at the mass vaccination site. The clinic is open for folks with appointments only.

CHC organized the clinic in an effort to help ensure students are protected and can end their year with traditional activities such as prom and graduation, officials said.

As some students struggle after more than a year of closures, remote learning and other disruptions during the pandemic, school districts are looking at ways to help those students get back on track.

How to Get an Appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut

By phone: Call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for scheduling at select sites.

Online: Schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in VAMS, the Vaccine Administration Management System.

  1. Fill out the form to let the Department of Public health know you are interested in creating an account in VAMS. If you are currently eligible to receive the vaccine then you should receive an email from VAMS to complete your registration within 12 hours. Click here to create an account.
  2. Check for an email from no-reply@mail.vams.cdc.gov. Click on the link in the email and create your account. You will be prompted to retrieve a code that will be emailed to you. You will need to create a password and store it in a safe place.
    1. If you forgot your password, the "forgot password" link on the login page can only be used if you have created a password as part of your VAMS registration.
  3. Complete your VAMS registration.
    1. The first question that will be asked in VAMS is “Have you already registered as a vaccine recipient with VAMS?” The answer to this question is “No.”
    2. Questions with a red asterisk are mandatory. 
    3. Insurance information does not need to be entered.
    4. You will be prompted to share some additional information about yourself.
    5. In order for VAMS to recognize your option chosen for race, click on your choice in the box on the left and click the right-pointing arrow to move your choice to the box on the right.
  4. Use your zip code to search for clinics near you in VAMS.
    1. The system will automatically search for clinics within a 10-mile radius of your zip code, but you may choose up to 100 miles from the dropdown menu, which might provide more clinic locations in your search results.
    2. You might need to check multiple clinic locations to find an available appointment. Find a slot that works for you, and book your appointment.

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