New LLHD Partnership Offers Free Bus Passes to Vaccine Centers

On March 19, the Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) issued this statement:

Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT), Uncas Health District and Ledge Light Health District are pleased to announce a partnership to improve transportation options for New London County residents seeking a COVID vaccination.

 

SEAT buses serve many local vaccine centers, and we want to help assure that all residents have access to these vaccination opportunities. To that end, we are pleased to offer the following:

  • Ledge Light and Uncas Health Districts and partner agencies will distribute SEAT Bus Passes to those residents who face transportation challenges.
  • The free bus passes will be available beginning March 22nd.
  • SEAT will provide a new fixed route bus service between Norwich and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to provide direct access to the vaccine center located at the Rainmaker Vaccination Site at Foxwoods beginning on March 22nd. The service will run hourly, Monday – Saturday, between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM.

For more information and to obtain bus passes, please contact:
– Stephen Mansfield, Ledge Light Health District at 860-448-4882 ext. 1307
– Patrick McCormack, Uncas Health District at 860-823-1189 ext. 112
– Michael Carroll, SEAT, 860-886-2631, mcarroll@seatransit.org

Town Hall, Public Library Reopen to Public on Mar. 15

Given that the acceleration of COVID-19 cases in Lyme has abated since late December, the Town has decided to reopen Town Hall and the Public Library to the public effective Monday, Mar. 15.  At that time, both facilities will observe the operational schedules and pandemic protocols that were in place before they shifted to a by-appointment-only basis on Dec. 28 (to better protect residents and employees from a rise in COVID cases).

As of Mar. 15, the operational schedule will be:

  • Town Hall – Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; available by phone or email on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Visitors must wear masks and the number of visitors inside the building at one time will be limited.  Residents are requested to use mail, phone or email whenever possible to limit the number and duration of in-person visits.  (Vault access will remain by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
  • Public Library – Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – with limits on the number of simultaneous visitors, and a requirement that all visitors wear masks and gloves and practice social distancing. On Wednesdays and Fridays, curbside pickup is available by contacting the library.

As a reminder:

  • Brush Hill Transfer Station – Open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Recycling can be dropped off here all three days.
  • Hamburg Recycling Center – Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.”