Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

January 26, 2021

Senator Flexer Encourages Qualified Residents to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Quiet Corner

THE QUIET CORNER — As of today, Tuesday, January 26, Connecticut reported 1,267 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections statewide. Tragically, another 23 deaths due to COVID-19 complications were reported, increasing the pandemic’s total death toll here in our beloved state to 6,934. Currently, more than 1,000 people are hospitalized in Connecticut with COVID-19.

With this in mind, Senator Mae Flexer is reminding people that Connecticut is undertaking a massive initiative to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to residents. While no process is perfect, Connecticut is a national leader in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, with the fourth-highest percentage in America of any state population having received the vaccine so far.

“The only way we are going to return to any semblance of normal life and economic activity is by undertaking a very broad COVID-19 vaccination program. I would encourage anyone who does not have a medical exemption to get their vaccine as soon as possible so we can help bring an end to this awful pandemic,” Sen. Flexer said.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now being offered by Walgreens, CVS, and other locations here in the Quiet Corner. There’s also a statewide computer portal you can visit to set up an account and book an appointment for a shot.

If you are age 75 and older or if you fall under any of the Phase 1a vaccination categories (healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents, medical first responders), and you have not already scheduled your COVID-19 vaccine, you can explore some of the vaccination options below:

203 Kennedy Drive, Putnam

1093 North Main Street, Dayville

200 Westminster Road, Canterbury

20 Prospect Street, Moosup

57 Providence Pike, Putnam 

Qualified individuals may fill out the VAMS form at the link above. Just because you fill out this form DOES NOT automatically register you in VAMS. The application form simply lets the state Department of Public Health know that you are interested in creating an account in VAMS.

If you are currently eligible to receive a vaccine, you should receive an email within 12 hours from VAMS to complete your registration. Be sure to check your Spam and Junk folders if a reply doesn’t show up in your Inbox.

Appointments are being scheduled through VAMS at the Northeast District Department of Health, Day Kimball Hospital, Windham Hospital, Generations Family Health Center in Putnam and Willimantic, and at various other locations across northeastern CT.

Those who lack access to schedule an appointment online may also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Assistance Line, 877-918-2224, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to high volume, hold times may vary.