Covid-19 Vaccination Information

The Gunn Memorial Library is here to help you find information about COVID-19 vaccine. We are happy to assist with accessing the resources and the information but please remember that staff are not qualified to answer any COVID-19 questions. The Library has public computers available and there is Wi-Fi access throughout the building. If you require computer help, please call ahead to set up an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Washington Residents sixty-five and older and have not been able to get an appointment, please call the Senior Center  860-868-0735 between the hours of 9:00 and 4:00 Monday through Thursday and 9:00 to 12:00 Friday. The Senior Center will ask for your name, a contact phone number and your age. One of the volunteers will reach out with a phone call and assist you in getting a confirmed appointment. If you should reach the answering machine at the Senior Center, please leave your name and telephone number, and you will be contacted by one of the volunteers.

If you have any further questions, please call your local healthcare provider, the local health department; the local COVID-19 hotline at (883) 250-7633; or call the 211 hotline.

The following resources below are available to assist you in the process

1. New Milford Hospital/Nuvance Health to help you navigate through the COVID-19 vaccination process. There is a wealth of information on these pages to help you understand eligibility, vaccination facts, what to expect when getting and after vaccination, how to volunteer to assist, and much more.

2. Hartford HealthCare – If you have a  MyChartPLUS  account already, simply log in, go to “Visits” or “Appointments”  and find a Hartford HealthCare vaccine clinic that is convenient for you. The location in Torrington is at 153 South Main St (State Armory). If you do NOT have a MyChartPLUS account, you can set one up on the  MyChartPLUS website (instructions below). If you have any issues, the MyChart support line can be reached by calling (860) 972-4993. Alternatively, if you need help making an appointment, you can schedule by phone – call the Hartford HealthCare Access Center at (860) 827-7690 or toll-free at (833) 943-5721.

3. CT Department of Public Health – Go to https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine and fill out a form to register with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). You will need to enter your full name, date of birth, zip code, and email address. Once registered, VAMS will email you to guide you through the appointment process for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. For those without internet access or who have barriers that prevent them from using self-scheduling options, you can call the COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at (877) 918-2224 or 7-1-1 for deaf and hard of hearing. The line will take calls 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and offers a call-back option.

4. New Milford Health District – To register visit the website at https://www.newmilford.org/vaccine   Click on and complete the COVID-19 Vaccination eligibility. Within 24-48 hours, you will receive an email from CDC.GOV/VAMS with instructions to provide required medical information and select a vaccination appointment.

5. Walgreens – Sign into your Walgreens account at www.walgreens.com, complete a screening and if deemed eligible, choose a location and time for a vaccination appointment. If you do not have an account, it is easy to create an account on the Walgreens website. Please be advised, there are limited dosages on a daily basis (<20 per day, per location).

6. CVSCVS Pharmacy is administering vaccines as part of the Federal Pharmacy Program, which means they receive doses directly from the federal government separate from the Connecticut allocation, and now has begun receiving shipments of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Appointments are available in select locations. Please visit the CVS website to check availability in your area.

To Register for a NEW MyChartPLUS Account WITHOUT an Activation Code

  • An activation code is required for registration. Click here to register for an activation code.
  • Once you receive an activation code via email, you can set-up your account via the web or through the app.
  • Once your account is set-up, go to “Visits” or “Appointments” and find a Hartford HealthCare vaccine clinic that is convenient for you.

Eligible Individuals WITHOUT an Email Address

Schedule on the phone by calling the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at (877) 918-2224. The line will take calls Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response.

 

State officials are offering the following tips for consumers to protect themselves against vaccine-related scams:

  • Do not pay anything to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, do not trust promotional offers related to the vaccine. Those who have specific questions can check with their state or local health departments or with their healthcare providers.
  • Ignore sales ads related to the vaccine. The vaccine cannot be bought anywhere. It is only available at federal and state-approved locations, and is being offered at no cost to anyone.
  • Beware of unsolicited emails or texts concerning the vaccine, including offers of rewards or payments. While some people may receive emails or texts from their healthcare providers or authorized vaccine providers, those contacts only come after they have signed up for them. If you receive a contact that seems suspicious, consumers can contact their healthcare or vaccine provider.
  • Do not share personal, financial, or health information with unfamiliar people. Nobody from a vaccine distribution site, healthcare provider, pharmacy, or health care payer alike a private insurance company or Medicare will call, text, or email consumers asking for their Social Security number, credit card number, or bank account number in connection with the vaccine.