If you are 65-plus, you are eligible to register to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn more.
 

Coronavirus Vaccination

Bristol Health is participating in the national effort to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible to help put an end to the pandemic. We are following all federal and state guidelines in vaccination priorities. 

Current Phase: 1b

Vaccines are currently being administered to those outlined in Phase 1b by the State of Connecticut. Click here to learn if you are in Phase 1b.

Healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents, medical first responders and Individuals 65 years of age and older are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines are being administered in the Hughes Auditorium inside of Bristol Hospital at 41 Brewster Road, Bristol. You must be in an eligible group and have an appointment to receive your vaccine.

Your first step is to register with the CDC's Vaccine Adminstration Management System (VAMS) by clicking on the button below or by calling the state's Appointment Assistance Line at 1.877.918.2224. You can make your appointment at Bristol Hospital or any other provider as part of the VAMS registration process. 

About the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. This vaccine is intended to be used only in individuals 16 years of age or older.

The FDA has determined that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has met the statutory criteria for issuance of an EUA. The totality of the available data provides clear evidence that Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be effective in preventing COVID-19. The data also support that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks.

Through its approval, the FDA can assure the public and medical community that it has conducted a thorough evaluation of the available safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality information.

About the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.

In clinical trials, approximately 15,400 individuals 18 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. The Moderna COVID‑19 Vaccine uses mRNA to provide a blueprint for your cells to build your body’s defense against SARS‑CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID‑19.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Once vaccinated, do I need to continue to wear a mask in public and practice social distancing?
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