January 14, 2021
Good evening, this is First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons with an important vaccine update for Madison Seniors. Today, Governor Ned Lamont announced that phase 1b of Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin this Monday, January 18th, and residents in the state over the age of 75 can now schedule appointments to receive the vaccine.
Individuals over the age of 75 can make appointments utilizing the following tools:
- Telephone: Those without internet access can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays 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.
- Healthcare Provider: Many residents have already been or will be contacted to schedule an appointment by their healthcare provider if their provider is participating in the state’s vaccine program. Not all providers are administering the vaccine. A list of participating providers is available at ct.gov/covidvaccine. Residents are urged not to contact their physician or healthcare provider directly for COVID vaccine appointments.
- Online: A form can be accessed online at ct.gov/covidvaccine that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
The full press release from the Governor’s announcement can be found on the Town’s website at http://www.madisonct.org/vaccine .
As I announced yesterday, the Madison Senior Center is conducting a survey of Madison residents in this age category who want to receive the vaccine. Please complete the survey located on the Town website www.madisonct.org/vaccine. If you do not have access to the internet or encounter issues when completing the survey, please contact the Senior Center at (203) 245–5627.