COVID-19 Vaccines

   COVID-19 Vaccines with RVNAhealth 

RVNAhealth is an official COVID-19 vaccine provider in the State of CT, approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), and working in partnership with local municipalities. 

As of May 2022, the RVNAhealth vaccination team has administered over 17,000 Covid-19 vaccines and boosters in .

RVNAhealth is offering a very small number of COVID-19 vaccines to people age 12+ at our RVNAhealth Ridgefield headquarters.  These limited appointments are intended strictly for those eligible by CDC Guidelines and without access to computers, and for those for whom an alternative location and environment would be a significant hardship. Please note: There are many other locations where COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters are offered, and we encourage those in need  to consider these locations first.  

For those appropriate for a vaccine at RVNAhealth, please contact 203-438-5555 x 1010.  

 

   Covid-19  Vaccine Resources and Frequently Asked Questions about VAMS and Vaccine Cards

RESOURCES

CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

WHOhttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Los Angeles Department of Public Health:   http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

NYC Department of Public Health:   https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-prevention-and-care.page

HealthyChildren.org:   https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

DearPandemic.org:  dearpandemic.org

 

VAMS

Q: What is VAMS?

VAMS stands for the Vaccine Administration Management System. The CDC, other federal agencies, and state public health departments need real-time or near-real-time data on early mass COVID-19 vaccine administration. Leaders expect dose-level accountability—from the time vaccine leaves the manufacturer until unused vaccine is returned. Our current nationwide network of immunization information systems (IISs) cannot consistently provide real-time data, so CDC developed VAMS to meet this need.

Individuals must register on VAMS prior to receiving their vaccine. To learn more about VAMS, visit the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions about VAMS. 

Q:  How do I access my vaccine records?

A:  When you receive your vaccination, you should be given a CDC- COVID-19 vaccination card, which serves as a vaccination record.  If you would like to access your records digitally there are two ways:

     1. If you have an account with VAMS, you can log into VAMS and view or download your Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination (click here for instructions).   

     2. As of August 2021, patients can access their Covid-19 Vaccine records by using CT WiZ   Immunization Public Portal, a free service provided by the CT DPH Immunization  Program. Click here to go the CT WiZ Portal.

Note:

    • If you search CT WiZ and your information is not found, you can contact the State Immunization Program at:  Helpdesk Form or phone: 860-509-7929.
    • If you received your vaccine out of state, it will not be reflected in CT WiZ at this time.

 If you lost your card and do not have a VAMS account, contact the state of Connecticut to request your Official Immunization Certificate.

Q:  What happens if I lose my vaccine card?

A:  If you were vaccinated in the state of Connecticut at a place other than a hospital or pharmacy, there’s a good chance that you created a VAMS account to schedule your appointment.  If this is you, you can log on to your VAMS account at any time to print a digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

According to the State of Connecticut, if you have lost your vaccine card, you can:

  • Contact your vaccination provider to get another, or
  • If you have an accountlog into VAMS and view or download your Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination (click here for instructions),* or
  • Call (860) 509-7929 to request your Official Immunization Certificate. from the CT Immunization Information System (CT WiZ) at the Department of Public Health. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to CT WiZ.

The CDC vaccine card, your provider’s portal record, VAMS certificate, and the CT WiZ official immunization record are all acceptable forms of proof of your COVID-19 vaccination.

*If you were vaccinated in the state of Connecticut at a place other than a hospital or pharmacy, there’s a good chance that you created a VAMS account to schedule your appointment  

 

For additional questions,  please call RVNAhealth at (203) 438-5555 or contact us ››

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