CT COVID-19 Vaccine: Phases and Eligibility

Connecticut is currently in Phase 1a of our statewide vaccine roll-out.

Eligible citizens, based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are:

Healthcare Personnel: All paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients of infectious materials.

Long-Term Care Facility Residents: Adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently.

Medical First Responders: High risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Police, and Fire.

NOTE: Phase 1a does not include healthcare personnel that do not have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. For example, telehealth services.

How to get access to a vaccination

Healthcare Personnel should contact their Employer Coordinator, who has been designated to ensure access to the vaccine.

Vaccine administration for healthcare workers will be available at hospitals, outpatient clinics, and local health departments.

Residents of long-term care facilities should ask facility leadership about reviewing vaccine. All vaccine clinics in long-term care facilities will be administered by CVS and Walgreens.

Upcoming Phases 

Phase 1b

Three primary groups will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1b:  

  • Front line essential workers 

  • Individuals and staff in congregate settings

  • Individuals 75 years of and older (please see additional info below)

Based on this initial overview of eligible groups, the State will look to enter Phase 1b during the month of January, 2021.

Information about scheduling a vaccination for those 75 and older is coming soon, and will be posted here, and on CT's main COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

For all others: The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group will next meet on January 14th. We will have more information for employers and other individuals following this meeting. Please visit our main Vaccination Portal regularly for all the latest updates.

Phase 1c 

Updated information will be coming soon! 

Future Phases

(Summer and Fall, 2021)

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to eligible members of the general public starting this summer. At that time you should expect to have access to the vaccine at the same locations where you would normally get vaccinated:  pharmacies, doctors offices, community health clinics, local health clinics, as well as through other providers.

Our decisions about priority order for Phase 1b and beyond will be made based on ACIP guidelines, our State’s allocation subcommittee advice, and ultimately the decision of the Governor. ACIP and our allocation subcommittee are making their recommendations based on multiple factors – including maximizing the benefits of vaccine access, mitigating the spread of the pandemic, and mitigating health inequities.


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