Residents in Hartford who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are urged to sign up and the city is trying to make it easier for people to get appointments.
Mayor Luke Bronin held a virtual town hall meeting about the vaccine distribution on Saturday.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for our seniors to get the vaccine, and that includes bringing the vaccine to them as well as making it easy to make an appointment,” Bronin said.
There are multiple ways that anyone who is eligible for the vaccine can sign up to get an appointment.
Bronin said some options include:
- Calling the multilingual state line at (877) 918-2224. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Calling the multilingual Hartford Healthcare line at (860) 827-7690. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Calling the multilingual City Health Dept. at (860) 757-4830. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you may need to leave a message.
Another option is to fill out the bilingual city form at the top of Hartford's website here and someone from the city can call to make an appointment for you. It may take several weekdays and appointments are dependent on vaccine availability, city officials said.
“If you’re a Hartford senior – or you have a family member or neighbor who is a Hartford senior – we’re asking you to fill out our vaccine interest form. It’s quick and easy, and it’ll help us get you an appointment as soon as we can," Bronin added.
Anyone in Hartford who doesn't have a ride to get a vaccine can call 311 and the city will work to get you a free ride.
According to Bronin, the vaccine doesn't cost residents anything and no insurance is required, but if you have insurance, you should bring your insurance card to your appointment.