COVID-19 Vaccine

Find a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Near You

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available for people 6 months and up. If you are ready to be vaccinated or eligible for your booster, you can find the LLHD Medical Reserve Corps or our partners from Griffin Health out and about in the community! No appointment, no insurance, no ID? No problem, all are welcome! (If you are coming for your booster, please bring your vaccination card.)

  • Thursday, February 2, 3-6pm, Ages 6 months+, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton
  • Friday, February 3, 2-5pm, Ages 6 months+, New London Public Library, 63 Huntington St, New London
  • Monday, February 6, 12-2pm, Ages 18+ Flu Vaccine, and Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinic, Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme
  • Tuesday, February 7, 1-7pm, Ages 12+Foxwoods Bingo Hall, 350 Trolley Lane Boulevard, Mashantucket
  • Wednesday, February 8, 4-6pm, Ages 12+ Flu Vaccine, and Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinic, Wheeler Library, 101 Main Street, North Stonington
  • Thursday, February 9, 3-6pm, Ages 6 months+, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton
  • Friday, February 10, 2-5pm, Ages 6 months+, New London Public Library, 63 Huntington St, New London
  • Tuesday, February 14, 1-7pm, Ages 12+Foxwoods Bingo Hall, 350 Trolley Lane Boulevard, Mashantucket
  • Thursday, February 16, 3-6pm, Ages 6 months+, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton
  • Friday, February 17, 2-5pm, Ages 6 months+, New London Public Library, 63 Huntington St, New London
  • Wednesday, February 22, 1-3pm, Ages 18+ Flu Vaccine, and Moderna COVID-19 Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinic, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck
  • Thursday, February 23, 3-6pm, Ages 6 months+, Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton
  • Friday, February 24, 2-5pm, Ages 6 months+, New London Public Library, 63 Huntington St, New London

Clinic dates and locations are subject to change. Check this page before heading to a clinic to ensure you have the most up-to-date information!

You can find free vaccination at community clinics and many local pharmacies. Visit the Connecticut Vaccine Portal to find an appointment anywhere in Connecticut!

Vaccination Recommendations

What is a bivalent booster?

The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.

Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much as the updated (bivalent) boosters.

Updated (bivalent) boosters became available on September 2, 2022, for people 12 years of age and older, and October 12, 2022, for people 5-11 years of age. On December 9th, 2022, CDC expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-5 years.

When Are You Up to Date?

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.

CDC recommends one updated (bivalent) booster dose:

  • For everyone aged 5 years and older if it has been at least 2 months since your last dose.
  • For children aged 6 months4 years who completed the Moderna primary series and if it has been at least 2 months since their last dose.

There is no booster recommendation for children aged 6 months–4 years who got the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

COVID-19 vaccine recommendations are based on three things:

  1. Your age
  2. The vaccine you first received, and
  3. The length of time since your last dose

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines.

On December 9th, 2022, CDC expanded the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months-5 years. Individuals ages 6 months and older who are eligible should get updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use as a single booster dose in children 6 months through 5 years of age at least two months after completion of a primary series with the monovalent Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.  It is also authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 6 years of age and older at least two months after completion of either primary vaccination with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine, or receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for emergency use to prevent COVID-19 as the third dose of the three-dose primary series following two doses of the monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in children 6 months through 4 years of age. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 5 years of age and older at least two months after completion of either primary vaccination with any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or receipt of the most recent booster dose with any authorized or approved monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series):

CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary series doses. If you received Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Novavax for the first dose of your primary series, you should get the same product for all the following primary series doses.

Children aged 5 years old are only currently recommended to receive the updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech booster, and they can get this booster whether they received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna primary series.

People ages 6 years and older can get a different product for their updated (bivalent) booster than they received for their primary series or last booster. People 6 years and older can no longer get an original (monovalent) mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) booster.