Covid-19 Vaccine

VAMS System Now Open For 16+ to Create COVID-19 Vaccine Account

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A day ahead of the opening of the next group eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Connecticut residents who are age 16 and older can now create an account in the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).

As of Wednesday morning, the VAMS site now includes an option for those 16+ to create an account.

The registration is the first step in process of making a vaccination appointment.

According to the website, those who register with a new account, but are not yet eligible, will be sent an email when they become eligible. That will happen on Thursday for the new eligibility group.

Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

There are other options for people seeking vaccination appointments. CVS, Walgreens, and Stop & Shop will all open their vaccination portals to the new eligibility group at midnight.

Residents age 16 and older will also be able to register through Hartford Healthcare, Yale New Haven Health, Trinity Health of New England, UCONN Health, Middlesex Health, and Stamford Health.

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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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