Keep informed on the latest Coronavirus News with these Helpful Resources
The Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association has a strong role in caring for our communities in the event of epidemics. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation is an emerging and rapidly evolving disease that requires updated information as it becomes available in addition to updated guidance. We are providing websites here for your reference, and we are available to answer your questions.
The Coronavirus is now declared a Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization(WHO) as well as the Centers for Disease Control(CDC). The VNA is keeping accurate information, infection-control practices, and precautions at all in-home healthcare settings.
The Connecticut Association for Health Care at Home, and WHO recommendations for homecare providers: We will continue to care for all patients as long as we can do so safely. We will ask the same assessment questions to our patients as medical offices regarding travel, fever, and illness. As with any potential public health risk, it will be done universally for all seeking treatment, to avoid any possible discriminatory practices. The two informational reference charts below provide concise one page information on the Coronavirus.
Please refer to the websites below for up to the moment assessments on the Coronavirus.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCov/summary.html#risk-assessment Governor's Link: dial 211 or text: CTCOVID to 898211
COVID 19 Informational Reference Charts:Identify and Assess Coronavirus
Coronavirus Best Practices
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Access
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all individuals over 16. These sites have information on scheduling vaccinations:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal https://vams.cdc.gov/vaccineportal
Other Scheduling Information:
If you do not wish to go through the above healthcare systems, you may schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine. Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system including:
- • Trinity Health of New England (hospitals and other locations)
- • Griffin Hospital
- • Nuvance Health
- • Stamford Hospital
- • Bristol Hospital
- • Local Health Departments
- • Federally Qualified Health Centers
People 16 + who have an email address, and the ability to schedule an appointment online can go through the above websites.
You may also schedule on the phone by calling the CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. The line will take calls on Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will offer a call-back option when all contact specialists are busy serving other callers. The team will aim to return calls as soon as possible, with the goal of same-day response. This is especially good for people 16+ who do not have the ability to schedule an appointment online.