Today Governor Lamont announced Connecticut will continue its age-based approach to COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Educators and childcare providers will have dedicated clinics in March.

Vaccine Eligibility Starting March 1

The following groups will be able to start scheduling appointments on March 1.

  • Educators and Child Care Providers: Teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, bus drivers, childcare providers, and in-school administrative staff. It does not include individuals who do not need to attend work in school.

  • Individuals 55 and Older: Residents and employees within the State of CT who are 55+

Governor Lamont also announced a schedule for age-based eligibility for the next several months, 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

Governor Lamont held a press conference today at 4:00 pm on this matter. Watch here on Facebook or Youtube.

Here are the latest updates of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Response. We wanted to share with you, when eligible, how you can make an appointment for your vaccine.

  • To locate vaccination clinics, individuals should visit and enter their zip code. From there, users will be shown the nearest available clinics and provided with specific directions on making an appointment at each one, including over the internet and the telephone.

  • All eligible individuals in Connecticut are required to make an appointment in advance of receiving the vaccine. Residents aged 55 to 64 should not attempt to make an appointment now – they will not be able to schedule one until the program expands to their age group on March 1.

  • 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.

We understand there have been significant challenges navigating this rollout within our community and across our state. Here is a list of local health departments should you need to identify a person to contact. We are also here to help you get answers as needed as challenges arise.