On a day Governor Ned Lamont announced a schedule for age-based vaccination eligibility, city officials joined health professionals to expand vaccination opportunities at Central High School.
Lamont’s planned schedule is as follows:
- March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
- March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
- April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
- May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
To locate vaccination clinics, individuals should visit ct.gov/covidvaccine and enter their zip code. From there, users will be shown the nearest available clinics and provided with specific directions on how to make an appointment at each one, including over the internet and over the telephone.
Those who do not have access to the internet can call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
News release from Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent’s Medical Center:
Today, City of Bridgeport joined Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent’s Medical Center to announce expanded opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment at the mass vaccination-site at Central High School in Bridgeport provided by Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent’s Medical Center staff.
The clinic will begin vaccinating eligible persons, by appointment only, on Monday, February 22.
For your safety, all vaccinations are by appointment only. Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
Vaccination appointments will only be offered during the following times:
• Monday – 9:00am-4:30pm
• Tuesday – 11:30am-7:00pm
• Thursday – 9:00am-4:30pm
To schedule an appointment, if you have a MyChartPLUS account already, simply log in, go to “Visits” or “Appointments” and choose a Hartford HealthCare vaccine clinic location. If you do NOT have a MyChartPLUS account, you can set one up on the MyChartPLUS.org website. After scheduling your appointment, please ECHECK-IN prior to your arrival. This will make sure we have all your information, and that you are providing consent to get the vaccine. If you have questions or issues scheduling your vaccine in MyChartPLUS, please call the MyChart support line at 860.972.4993.
If you need help making an appointment or prefer to schedule your appointment by phone, call the Hartford HealthCare Access Center at 860.827.7690 or toll-free at 833.943.5721. For the most up-to-date information and scheduling help visit Hartfordhealthcare.org/vaccine.
In addition, the City of Bridgeport Health Department will continue to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at the Central High School mass vaccination clinic on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information, visit GetVaxBPT.com.
When visiting a vaccine clinic, please remember to wear your mask when leaving your vehicle, and at all times until you return to your vehicle. If this is your first dose, you will be given a small card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with your name and other information. Save this card and bring it with you for your second dose. Be prepared to sit in one of the chairs provided and wait about 15 minutes — the “observation time.”
Those currently eligible include healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents, medical First Responders, and individuals age 65 and older. Hartford Healthcare has administered over 100,000 vaccines to date and offers additional clinics across the state.