Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Near You
Uninsured? Underinsured? We have free COVID-19 vaccine available for ages 6 and up. Call 860-448-4882 to make an appointment.
Sin seguro? Subasegurado? Contamos con una vacuna COVID-19 gratuita disponible para edades de 6 años en adelante. Llame 860-448-4882 para hacer una cita.
- Thursday, February 15, 9:30-11:30AM, Ages 12+, New London Senior Center, Corner of Brainard & Mercer Streets, New London
You can find vaccines at community clinics and many local pharmacies. Please visit the Connecticut Vaccine Portal to find an appointment anywhere in Connecticut!
Important COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
(updated November 2023)
Which updated COVID-19 vaccines are available?
The FDA has approved and authorized for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines (2023-2024 formula) that include a monovalent (single) component that corresponds to the omicron variant XBB.1.5 of SARS-CoV-2. These vaccines were updated to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by circulating variants.
Why should I get the updated COVID-19 vaccine beginning in fall of 2023?
Some viruses like the virus that causes COVID-19 can change over time. Vaccines that target those viruses may be updated to better protect against disease. An updated COVID-19 vaccine will help give you the best protection available against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccine composition:
- The 2023–2024 formulation for all COVID-19 vaccines licensed or authorized in the United States (Moderna, Novavax, and Pfizer-BioNTech) has been updated to a monovalent vaccine based on the Omicron XBB.1.5 sublineage of SARS-CoV-2.
- The Original monovalent and bivalent (Original and Omicron BA.4/BA.5) formulations should no longer be used.
The CDC recommends the 2023–2024 updated COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax, to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
- Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
- Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be updated as needed.
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is no longer available in the U.S. All remaining U.S. government stock of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine expired May 7, 2023. Dispose of any remaining Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
People ages 18 years and older who received 1 dose of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine should be considered to have received a single-dose Janssen primary series.
People ages 18 years and older who received 1 or 2 Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine dose are recommended to receive 1 bivalent mRNA dose (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) at least 2 months after completion of the previous dose.
Getting Vaccines If You Recently Had COVID-19
If you recently had COVID-19, you still need to stay up to date with your vaccines, but you may consider delaying your vaccine by 3 months.
Reinfection is less likely in the weeks to months after infection. However, certain factors could be reasons to get a vaccine sooner rather than later, such as: