Are you eligible to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination? If so, a lot of people are trying to navigate the appointment process. It may seem confusing at first, but Connecticut has offered multiple ways for individuals to sign up and make an appointment for both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to help you navigate through the daunting process of scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Am I eligible to make an appointment for my COVID-19 vaccine?
As we move forward in schedule, Connecticut will continue to update the phases and vaccine schedule here. Starting March 1st, the schedule will go by age groups moving forward. As of April 1st, ages 16 and up are now eligible to schedule their vaccines.
For those of you who did not get vaccinated in the beginning phases, which includes health care workers, long term facility care residents and first responders, you can still get vaccinated by making an appointment.
***Whether you’re waiting to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, or are waiting in between doses, you can always visit AFC Urgent Care in New Britain for for walk-in Rapid COVID-19 testing, Flu treatment, Colds, Strep throat, X-rays, physicals, employer services and more!
How do I schedule an appointment to receive my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
If you’re eligible to schedule, Connecticut advises that you schedule your appointment as soon as possible because of the limited supply of vaccines per week. Making an appointment in advance is the only way a health center or clinic can register you to get vaccinated. It is also suggested that when making your appointment for the first dose that you start planning for the second dose as well.
Here is how to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
Option 1: Call by Phone. Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line, is 877-918-2224. This line is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week. (call times may be longer due to an increase in scheduling).
Option 2: Enroll in Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
VAMS is a simple online tool that can be used to schedule a vaccine and to locate a center/clinic that offers the vaccine. You can easily sign up to get an account by using this form.
All you have to do is follow these simple 4 steps:
- Enroll into VAMS so that they can email you a link to create an account.. Look out for an email from [email protected] (look in your spam folder)
- Create an account
- Register your information
- Choose a location and time slot that works for you.
Tip: Start preparing for your second dose as you want to follow the timeframe Pifizer and Moderna recommends in between doses.
Option 3: Sign up with local health centers and clinics directly through their systems
You can also locate centers and clinics that offer the vaccine and sign up through their portal/system. At this time, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Hartford Health, Trinity Health and a few others are beginning to offer direct sign ups through their systems for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. You can check out this list here for more information and navigation.
AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to make it easy for you during COVID-19
The COVID-19 vaccine is definitely a process, but it will help slow the spread in the long run. As we are slowly picking up momentum in the vaccine schedule, we must continue to wear our masks, wash our hands, keep a distance and keep testing for COVID-19. AFC Urgent Care New Britain offers RAPID COVID-19 testing and standard PCR testing to meet your specific needs 7 days a week with NO appointment needed. Just walk-in!
Whether you’re traveling, need it for work or have been exposed and unsure if your symptoms are COVID-19 related, AFC Urgent Care New Britain is your go to COVID-19 testing center. As a walk-in clinic, you can visit us any day of the week for urgent care needs like X-rays, flu shots, spraings, stitches, employer services and a whole lot more.
Always here for you on 135 E. Main St. in New Britain.