LLHD Offers Vaccination Clinics to Residents 65 and Over; Clinics Available This Week in New London and North Stonington

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today (Feb. 8) that, effective immediately, all LLHD-sponsored vaccination clinics will be open to residents 65 years of age and over.

According to LLHD, at a news conference tomorrow afternoon, Governor Lamont is expected to announce that Connecticut residents age 65 and over are eligible for vaccination starting Thursday, Feb. 11.  However, LLHD stated that, because there is some appointment availability this week prior to Thursday’s announcement, the health district will begin offering appointments to residents 65 and over now.

LLHD is holding two first-dose vaccination clinics this week – one in New London on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and one in North Stonington on Friday, Feb. 12.

  • To register for an appointment in New London, click here.
  • To register for an appointment in North Stonington, click here.

LLHD Opens Its Own Clinic Registration for COVID Vaccinations; More Than 150 Appointments Available Tomorrow (Feb. 4)

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today (Feb. 3) that it has opened its own clinic registration process for local residents to obtain the COVID vaccine.  Currently, LLHD has more than 150 open appointments at the Groton City Municipal building on Meridian Street tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 4).  To register for one of these appointments, click here.  

People who are eligible to receive the vaccine should click on the link to initiate the registration process and secure an appointment.  The appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • Residents 75 years old and older
  • Residents and staff of select congregate settings
  • Health care personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • First responders at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies

 

 

LLHD To Have Covid Vaccination Appointments Available on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today (Monday, Feb. 1) that it will receive an allocation of the Moderna COVID vaccine on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and will be administering these doses at a vaccination clinic that will take place at the Groton City municipal building on Meridian Street on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LLHD will be posting the availability of these clinics to the VAMS website at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 – at which point the vaccination appointments will become available for scheduling.  (VAMS is short for Vaccination Administration Management System.)

People who are eligible to receive the vaccine should log onto VAMS on Tuesday around 4:00 p.m. to secure an appointment.  The appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • Residents 75 years old and older
  • Residents and staff of select congregate settings
  • Health care personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • First responders at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies

To see the letter of attestation that vaccine recipients are asked to sign, click here.

LLHD Announces Waterford CVS Pharmacy Now Making COVID Vaccine Appointments

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) today notified the Town of Lyme that the CVS Pharmacy located in Waterford, Connecticut, at 116 Boston Post Road, has begun registering eligible individuals and scheduling COVID vaccination appointments.

To register to obtain the vaccine at CVS:

  • Go here:  https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine.
  • Click on the red “Check COVID-19 vaccine eligibility” button.
  • Select “Connecticut” from the drop-down “Select a state” menu.
  • Click the red “Submit” button.
  • You will see this message: “CVS Pharmacy is now administering the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only in Putnam, CT, and Waterford, CT, for health care workers, people over 75+ and long-term care residents and staff.”
  • Click the black “Schedule Now” arrow.
  • Fill out the application.

According to LLHD:

  • You must register for the first and second doses during the registration process.
  • Your insurance information will be requested.If you do not have insurance, you will be asked to provide a driver’s license number or Social Security number.
  • The registration process takes about 10 minutes to complete.
  • There are many appointments available, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 27.
  • CVS plans to vaccinate approximately 200 individuals per day in the near future.

LLHD will continue to provide vaccination registration through its website at https://llhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19-situation/covid-19-vaccine/, although LLHD’s allocation is only a fraction of what CVS will likely receive.

LLHD To Have COVID Vaccination Appointments Available on Thursday & Friday

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) announced today (Monday, Jan. 25) that it has received 300 doses of the Moderna COVID vaccine and will be administering these doses at vaccination clinics that will take place at the Groton City municipal building on Meridian Street on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28 and 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LLHD will be posting the availability of these clinics to the VAMS website at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 – at which point the vaccination appointments will become available for scheduling.  (VAMS is short for Vaccination Administration Management System.)

People who are eligible to receive the vaccine should log onto VAMS on Tuesday around 4:00 p.m. to secure an appointment.  The appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • Residents 75 years old and older
  • Health care personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Medical first responders

Local residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine but who have not yet registered with the VAMS can sign up here.

LLHD Has COVID Vaccination Appointments Available

As of early this morning (Thursday, Jan. 21), Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) had 75 open appointments left for local residents to receive the COVID vaccine.

The open appointments are for vaccination clinics that will take place at the Groton City municipal building on Meridian Street either today, Thursday, January 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Saturday, January 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

People who are eligible to receive the vaccine should log onto VAMS to secure an appointment.  The appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine include:

  • Residents 75 years old and older
  • Health care personnel
  • Long-term care facility residents
  • Medical first responders

Local residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine but who have not yet registered with the VAMS can sign up here.

Estuary Transit District Offers Free Transportation to COVID Vaccination Sites

The Estuary Transit District’s “Complimentary COVID Vaccination Transportation program provides free, accessible transportation to COVID vaccination sites in the district seven days per week. 

Trips must begin in Clinton, Chester, Essex, East Haddam, Deep River, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook, and may be to any vaccination site in those towns, Guilford or Middletown.  This includes drive-through vaccination sites. 

Any resident regardless of age or ability is eligible, and up to four people may travel together.

Trips must be booked at least one day in advance by calling Curtin Transportation at 860-443-1655 between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available upon request.  Face coverings are required when riding.   Wait and return service will be provided.

Complimentary COVID vaccination transportation will be available until June 30, 2021, or until funding is exhausted.  Estuary Transit District reserves the right to limit number of uses per individual.

 Full program details are available at www.estuarytransit.org.

LLHD Issues Statement on Vaccination Registration Procedures for Residents Age 75 & Up

The Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) today issued the following statement via press release:

“Today, the State of Connecticut opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to individuals aged 75 and older. Ledge Light Health District is committed to assuring that all individuals have access to vaccinations as they become eligible, and as vaccine is available. Individuals aged 75 and older who wish to be vaccinated can register for a vaccination through a number of channels:

“In addition to these methods, some individuals may be contacted by their healthcare provider to schedule a vaccination, if their provider is participating in the vaccination program.

“All vaccinations are offered by appointment; people must first register through one of the systems listed above to secure an appointment. Vaccine supply remains limited and patience is requested.

“Although the availability of vaccine will help reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19 long term, it is only one of the tools that we have in our toolbox to fight this pandemic; it is an imperative that everyone remain diligent and continue to practice social distancing and appropriate mask protocols. 

“While Ledge Light Health District is one of the vaccination providers, they do not make decisions about who is eligible for vaccinations. Our staff are monitoring information regarding vaccine eligibility as it is released by the State of Connecticut. The State has indicated that certain frontline essential workers as well as individuals between the ages of 65 and 74 and those individuals ages 16 to 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk will become eligible in the coming weeks. The public is invited to visit the Health District’s website, www.llhd.org and social media pages frequently for up-to-date information.”

Town Hall, Public Library Shift To By-Appointment-Only Basis Dec. 28

As we approach the holiday season, we wish all of you a happy and safe holiday.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lyme (now standing at 38 cases) continues to grow and our neighboring towns are also experiencing an accelerating rate of infection. We anticipate that holiday gatherings will only add to the number of cases we may experience in the near future.

To protect our residents and employees we have decided to modify the Town Hall and library operations and move to a “by-appointment” basis only, starting Monday, Dec. 28. Staff will be available to assist the residents who email ahead of time for assistance. Pertinent email addresses can be found further down in this announcement. In-person service will not be available without an appointment.

We anticipate operating under this revised method until at least January 19, 2021, and another announcement will be made when we determine that in-person services can again be permitted.

The town garage, transfer station and recycling center will continue their present schedule for the foreseeable future. We may curtail the open hours for these facilities if, and when, we feel it may be warranted.

Email addresses for assistance:

Should other employees need to be contacted, please email the First Selectman or the Town Clerk who will direct inquiries to the appropriate employee.

We appreciate your patience as we deal with this spike in virus cases and thank you for your cooperation. We recognize that this may be an inconvenience and trust that you all will understand the need for these measures. Have a safe and happy holiday season and let us all hope for a much better 2021.

— The Board of Selectmen