TORRINGTON — Hartford HealthCare has begun holding more COVID19 vaccination clinics at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH), 540 Litchfield Street, in addition to the normally scheduled appointment hours specifically for local educators in the northwest corner of the state.

“We are pleased to offer assistance during this critical time to help the educators in our surrounding towns get the access to the vaccine they need. Making our schools safer during this evolving pandemic has been a top priority for all of us,” said HHC Regional VP of Operations John Capobianco.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has been coordinating with the Torrington Area Health District and regional school administrators to identify and schedule eligible participants. The hospital has given out 725 Pfizer vaccinations.

The first wave of educators receiving these vaccines originate from Regional School District 6, Winsted, Norfolk, The Gilbert School, Foreman School, Education Connection CT Junior Republic, and the Thomaston, Torrington and Litchfield public schools. More schools will follow in future weeks.

Connecticut is vaccinating the public against the virus and recently expanded its guidelines of who can receive the vaccine to include healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents, medical first responders, people 55 years of age and older, and educators and childcare providers. Hartford Healthcare has vaccinated over 80,000 people in Connecticut with over 130,000 first and second doses administered to date.

Those who need to schedule an appointment and who have a MyChartPLUS account already can log in, go to “visits” or “appointments,” and choose a Hartford HealthCare vaccine clinic location. Those who do not have an account can set one up on the MyChartPLUS.org website. After scheduling an appointment, echeck in prior to arrival. This will make sure the clinic has all one’s information and consent to get the vaccine. For more information, call the MyChart support line at 860-972-4993.

Those who need help making an appointment or prefer to schedule an appointment by phone can call the Hartford HealthCare Access Center at 860-827-7690 or toll-free at 833-943-5721. For the most up-to-date information and scheduling help visit Hartfordhealthcare.org/vaccine. More information about CHH is available at charlottehungerford.org.

Connecticut Media Group