COVID-19

Daily COVID-19 Testing 

 

**Effective June 1, UCFS Healthcare will no longer be offering COVID testing at our Norwich and Griswold. You can call 211 or visit the CT Testing Locator at  https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/COVID-19-Testing to locate the nearest testing site. 

 

 


COVID-19 VACCINE

 

Vaccine Eligibility 

As of May 13, 2021, the State of CT has authorized individuals 12 years of age and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

**Please note that the vaccine UCFS Healthcare uses (Moderna) has only been approved for 18 years and older.**

 

Vaccination Locations

**No appointments are required now for receiving a vaccination.**

Griswold Health Center  – 226 East Main Street, Griswold

Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 am

The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center  – 47 Town Street, Norwich

Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 am 

Plainfield Health Center –  120-122 Plainfield Road, Moosup

Please call the Plainfield Health Center at 860-822-4938 for an appointment.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 
Who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

As of March 19, 2021, the State of CT has authorized direct health care workers, emergency workers, nursing home residents and staff, residents and staff of congregate settings, educators and child care providers  and individuals 45 years of age and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.   If you are not in this category but are a UCFS patient, please sign up for MyChart to receive a notification via MyChart for when you are eligible to schedule your vaccine.

Which vaccine does UCFS offer and what age is this vaccine approved for?

UCFS offers the Moderna Vaccine under the Emergency Use Authorization Order. We do NOT have Pfizer vaccine to offer. Individuals must be 18 to receive Moderna Vaccine. Even if an individual under 18 presents with a VAMS appointment stating they received their first dose somewhere else UCFS WILL NOT Vaccinate them since Moderna is not approved for under 18 year olds.

Where do I schedule my second dose?

UCFS strongly recommends that you receive your first and second dose at the same location.  Second doses are automatically shipped to the location that you received your first dose so if you go somewhere else “your” dose will not be at that location and you risk either being turned away or taking someone  else’s dose. At UCFS, after your first dose you should leave with a second dose appointment.

How long does the vaccination process take?

Please be prepared to spend at least 30-45 minutes during the vaccination process. If you have a history of allergic reactions to vaccinations, you may be required to stay longer.

Is there a cost to the vaccine? 

UCFS receives the vaccine itself free of charge from the federal and state government so you are not charged for the cost of vaccine. If you have health insurance UCFS, may bill your health insurance for the cost of the administration of vaccine (staff time, supplies etc.). If you have health insurance and UCFS bills, the vaccine is offered at no extra cost to you and you will not be billed  for anything your insurance does not pay.

What should I bring to my vaccine appointment?

Please come to your vaccine appointment alone unless you require language, mobility, hearing or visual assistance or you have a guardian or conservator to sign consent. Please limit assistance to one person. Please bring your health insurance card if you have insurance as well as some sort of identification such as a driver’s license, military ID etc. Masks are required and must be worn at all times.