Please use this page for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and what you need to know to support older adults and people with disabilities in our communities.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the COVID Vaccine and Booster shot.
ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES
We at Connecticut Community Care are support State efforts to get all residents vaccinated, including the booster shot. Watch our video to see how we're rolling up our sleeves:
Additional COVID Related Information and Resources
Age Requirements for Vaccine and Booster Shot:
All Connecticut residents ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and those 16 and older are eligible to receive the COVID booster shot. Vaccines and booster shots are available through:
1. Local and state vaccination sites including hospitals, health departments, community health centers, pharmacies, mass vaccination clinics, mobile clinics and local events.
2. Certain retail pharmacies including Big Y, CVS (and some of its Target-based pharmacies), Rite Aid, Shop Rite, Walgreens and Walmart.
3. Federal government’s vaccines website, Vaccines.gov.
4. At home, but only if you are physically or medically unable to leave your home to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Public Health requires eligible persons to fill out this form first, and then you will be contacted from someone in your town. DPH only shares home-bound vaccination requests with towns once a week on Mondays, so it could take a week or so for you to be contacted.
5. Through your employer or living facility. Some residents who work or live in healthcare settings, such hospitals or nursing homes, may be able to get vaccinated through their workplaces or residences. Check before scheduling an appointment.
How to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment:
There are several ways for you to scheudle a vaccine appointment including:
2. Schedule directly through a particpating healthcare provider or pharmacy location
3. Call the COVID vaccine appointment assist line: 877.918.2224
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Refer to the State of Connecticut Website for more information about how to find a participating location.
Caregiver and Family Member Tips
Older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes those with heart disease, diabetes or lung disease.
- Ensure there is an updated list of prescription medications readily available and that there is an extra supply, up to 90 days. Also, double-check the supply of any necessary over-the-counter medications.
- Monitor medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed.
- Develop emergency preparedness plans for unexpected situations such as falls, injuries, etc.
- Ensure access to necessities such as food, water, household supplies. Prepare food delivery options with possible help from family, neighbors, or other community resources.
- Check with your healthcare provider for alternate appointment options such as video chats or other telehealth options.
- Minimize contact with others through social distancing (the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases).
- Alleviate loneliness and isolation by maintaining frequent contact with older adults through phone calls, video chatting, texting or email.
Recognizing this is an ever changing situation, stay informed by checking these official sites for updated information. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.