Envision Shelton helps residents register for COVID vaccines

Senior Burton Fine, of Woodbridge, receives the first dose of his two part Covid-19 vaccine from nurse Molly Veale, RN, at the Griffin Health Vaccination Center at 10 Progress Drive in Shelton, Conn. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Senior Burton Fine, of Woodbridge, receives the first dose of his two part Covid-19 vaccine from nurse Molly Veale, RN, at the Griffin Health Vaccination Center at 10 Progress Drive in Shelton, Conn. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

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SHELTON - Registering for vaccination appointments can be confusing, and one local organization wants to let residents know some tips for making the process easier.

Envision Shelton, the non-partisan group, which was first formed last year to oppose the proposed charter revisions on the November ballot, has turned its focus to informing the public about ways to register for the COVID-19 vaccinations.

“Envision Shelton would just like to provide residents with some tips on navigating the path to securing a vaccination,” Envision Shelton head Lorraine Rossner said. “We just want to make sure we get all the information out to the public.”

Key phone numbers are:

Connecticut access line: 877-918-2224 open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (if you call 211 information they can automatically transfer you)

Griffin Hospital 203-433-3394 open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yale New Haven Hospital 833-275-9644 open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hartford HealthCare 860-972-4993

Rossner reminded residents that hold times are long, so she advised all to be patient.

Here are ways to register online:

VAMS

Yale New Haven Hospital

CVS Pharmacy

Walgreens

Walmart

Sam’s Club

On social media, residents can access a Facebook page - New York/Connecticut Vaccine Hunters and Angels - for more registration information.

“The key is to be patient and keep checking back on all these resources as appointments open up throughout the day,” Rossner said. “We hope this is helpful, because here at Envision Shelton we know that not everyone can sit around waiting for their TV alert system to tell them where to get a vaccine appointment.”

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com