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Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment hotline expanding to 12 hours per day, 7 days a week

Working in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the United Way of Connecticut today announced plans to expand availability and access to COVID-19 vaccine scheduling through the state’s vaccine appointment hotline.

Beginning Monday, February 8, 2021, the hotline will have expanded hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days per week. A total of 125 trained contact specialists will answer calls and will have the capability of booking up to 10,000 appointments per week at 12 locations across Connecticut.

The phone number to call to schedule a vaccine appointment is 877-918-2224.

Appointments can also continue to be made online by visiting ct.gov/covidvaccine.

This added capacity will be very important as Connecticut begins to receive larger supplies of vaccine doses on a weekly basis and prepares to expand Phase 1b eligibility in the coming weeks to include individuals between the ages of 65 to 74. Currently, the state’s vaccination program is open to residents who are over the age of 75. As more doses become available, the priority groups will expand during the month of February.

The United Way reiterates that language assistance is available for those who need it, and those who are hearing impaired can access the vaccine appointment hotline by dialing 7-1-1.

For more information, read the press release that was issued today by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

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