Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Connecticut is currently prioritizing scheduling individuals aged 65+ for COVID vaccinations. Information about scheduling, and providers offering vaccinations will continue to be available at the CT State Website.
Important Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccinations:
- Residents should not call their physician or regular medical provider to schedule an appointment – not all providers are currently administering vaccine.
- An appointment is always required to receive a vaccination; please do not just show up at a vaccination location, you will be turned away.
- If you are 65+, appointments can be set up:
- Through the State’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) Online: A form can be accessed online at the CT State Website that allows individuals to schedule an appointment through the web-based system. This system is used by a wide range of providers and LHDs, and will allow you to find the locations closest to you.
- By Telephone: Those without the ability to schedule an appointment online may call Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assistance Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Be aware of COVID-19 Vaccination scams.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- State of Connecticut Health Department’s COVID 19 site
- West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
- Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders
- CDC’s Information for Travel
- Health & Human Services: Talking with Children
- PBS’ How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Healing Library Kit for Families
- Virusanxiety.com features “resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty,” including articles, meditations, and the opportunity to ask questions of mental health experts.
- Shine is an app that features daily support for your mental health, a new self-care strategy every day, and a global community to help you feel less alone. The Shine app is available from the Apple App and Google Play stores. (Note: the basic app is free, but the premium service costs money).
Get Help Now
- 2-1-1 Community Resources & Help
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
- Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255, press 1)
- Have a Personal Health Question? Medical librarians at the UConn Health Sciences Library research personal health questions for Connecticut residents. This Wellness Through Answers service is free and confidential. Call or email with your question: (860) 679-4055 / email@example.com
Additional Health & Wellness Resources
- AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
- Access Health Connecticut – Insurance Marketplace
- Alcohol Treatment Navigator (National Institutes of Health)
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Heart Association
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- ChooseMyPlate.gov (USDA)
- CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
- CT Licensed Physicians
- CT State Library (see Health & Science section, or use OneSearch box)
- Family Health Portrait (online tool from CDC/Surgeon General)
- Genetics Home Reference (National Library of Medicine)
- Healthfinder (U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services)
- Health Websites in Other Languages (CT State Library)
- HealthyChildren.org (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Mayo Clinic
- Medline Plus
- National Institute on Aging – Health Information
- National Institute on Aging – Exercise & Physical Activity Guide
- Nutrition Information (USDA)
- researchIT CT (scroll down to Health & Science section)
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Veterans Benefits & Healthcare (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
- Vaccine Safety (National Academies)
- Wellness Through Answers, a Patient & Family Health Information Service (personal health questions answered by medical librarians at the UConn Health Sciences Library)