Westport Human Service’s Department asks for community help
If you or a loved one are genuinely homebound, please contact the Human Services Department for an assessment of eligibility to receive a home visit for vaccination.
Homebound persons include those who require medical equipment to leave their home safely and whose medical provider has advised them not to leave their home due to medical vulnerability. Eligible residents must answer several questions to qualify for homebound vaccination consideration or to receive assistance in accessing available site-based clinics.
The COVID-19 vaccination of homebound persons presents unique administration challenges to insure safe and effective vaccination. These include vaccine storage temperatures, handling, and after-vaccination observation. The recently approved one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine should allow for at-home vaccinations as soon as the vaccine supply and necessary procedural guidelines are in place.
Registration for the Vaccine:
Vaccine-eligible residents are encouraged to make vaccine appointments at any available vaccination clinic, and not wait for an appointment specifically with WWHD. It is anticipated that as supplies to the Health District increase, additional clinic appointments will become available.
Those who are currently eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccination include the following individuals:
- Healthcare Personnel
- Long Term Care Facility Residents
- Medical First Responders
- Residents and Staff of Select Congregate Settings
- Individuals 55 and Older: Residents and employees within the State of CT who are 55+
- Educators and Child Care Providers: Pre-K – 12 Teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, school bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative staff. Does not include individuals who are not required to work on-site in a school.
To view a statewide list and map of COVID-19 vaccine clinics, go to www.211ct.org/vaccineclinics, enter your zip code or town in the location box on the right and press the yellow search icon. The important point is that residents use the resources currently available to schedule vaccines and remain patient if delays occur.
Vaccination appointments can be made utilizing the following tools:
- VAMS online system:VAMS is the Vaccine Administration Management System and can be used to schedule appointments at multiple clinics across the state. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- Call Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line: Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment assist line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. To make an appointment, call 877-918-2224.
- Hartford HealthCare: Hartford HealthCare has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the Hartford area. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- Yale New Haven Health: Yale New Haven Hospital has multiple locations throughout the state, including large clinics in the New Haven area. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- Stamford Health: Stamford Health is operating a clinic seven days per week at Stamford Hospital. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- Walgreens: Walgreens is currently offering the vaccine at CT locations. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- CVS: CVS is currently offering the vaccine in a number of CT locations. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
- Walmart: Walmart is currently offering the vaccine in several CT locations. To make an appointment using this system, click here.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.