COVID-19 boosters


The CDC has approved booster shots for anyone age 12+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna, J&J).
Appointments are required.


Who is eligible?


Vaccines for ages 5-11 now available


Hartford HealthCare will host special COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 held at several locations across the state.

Appointments are required.


Vaccines have been authorized for the following age groups:

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*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans should choose to receive one of the two mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech) over Johnson & Johnson's single-dose shot, due to concerns about blood-clotting side effects. Read the CDC statement.

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CarePartners of Connecticut Medicare Advantage (HMO) was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Medicare in 2022. And we’re the only 4.5-Star Medicare Advantage plan in the state built with local Hartford HealthCare doctors. With CarePartners of Connecticut, you can get an HMO or PPO plan that includes some of the lowest maximum out-of-pocket costs in the state, $0 monthly premium, $0 copay for in-network PCP visits, plus dental and prescription drug coverage included in all our plans.* Learn more >>

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