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1/11/2021 - COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE - Phase 1a and 1b (2.12 Update)

The Fairfield Health Department's vaccine clinic continues to fill up their appointments. As of February 12, the Fairfield Health Department administered 6,958 vaccines to those eligible and they have an additional 4,700 appointments scheduled this month. They can only schedule as many appointments as vaccines are provided by the State. Please keep in mind Fairfield residents are able to book appointments at clinics throughout the State. 

If you are having difficulty scheduling your appointment through VAMS, here are some links that may be helpful: VAMS Navigation Instructions and How to Create your VAMS Account and Schedule Your First Appointment

In addition to the Fairfield Health Department clinic here are other vaccination locations nearby.

  • Yale New Haven Health - If your Doctor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health you can create an appointment through MyChart
  • Hartford HealthCare - Hartford HealthCare is taking vaccination appointments for their location at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport. For more information, you can find it here
  • Stamford Hospital - You can check your eligibility and schedule an appointment with Stamford Hospital. For more information, you can find it here
  • While there are no locations in the direct Fairfield area, there are currently 12 Walgreens pharmacies in CT who are accepting COVID-19 vaccination appointments. For more information and a list of their locations please see their website
Eligible residents for the COVID-19 vaccinations include all Phase 1a individuals and only those Phase 1b individuals who are 65 years of age and older. 

Phase 1a individuals include:
* Healthcare Personnel: all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or 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.
* First Responders at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their responses to medical emergencies such as Emergency Medical Technicians, Police, and Fire.

Phase 1b individuals:

*Those who are 65 years old and older are eligible.  Proof of age will be required at the clinic.
*Residents and staff of select congregate settings.

If you fall under Phase 1a, you should register through your employer. For those in the Phase 1b category of 65 and older, you must complete the State form below:

State Form - 65 & Older
CT Vaccination Phases & Eligibility

Fairfield's COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 203-256-3082.  In order to help with the large volume of calls coming into my office and the Health Department, our Town has launched a Vaccine Call Center. With thanks to our new Director of the Bigelow Center for Senior Services, Brenda Steele, and many selfless volunteers, the phone line is targeted to provide support and guidance for eligible vaccine recipients. The call center will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and voicemails will be returned when calls come in outside the operating hours. 

The State Appointment Assistance Hotline is 1-877-918-2224 is available 
for assistance. Click here for the State Fact Sheet about the vaccine.