Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program

*Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lanman Center are currently full.* 

We encourage you to check back often and also explore options through the state’s zip-code-based portal where you can search for appointment openings at health systems and pharmacies. 

Eligible Yale faculty, staff, students and Yale Health members (aged 16 and older) have received an email through MyChart to schedule a vaccination at the Lanman Center. Due to limited supply, please know that receiving an invitation does not guarantee that you will be able to schedule an appointment immediately. It is very likely that you will get your vaccination more quickly if you schedule at another site. 

Follow the tips below to schedule your vaccine. 

Voluntary Reporting of COVID-19 Vaccine Outside of the Yale Program

Individuals with COVID-19 vaccination performed outside of the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program may voluntarily submit their COVID-19 vaccination record to the university. By doing so, it will ensure that your vaccination status is on record with the university for COVID-19 monitoring across the Yale community. In addition, your record will be added to your Yale Health / Yale New Haven Health electronic health record and available to you within your MyChart account. Please note that if you received your vaccination through Yale New Haven Health, it is considered outside of the Yale Program. Access the forms here.

Tips to find a vaccine appointment

Check your calendar

  • Some sites will list the vaccine they are providing. The most effective vaccine is the one that gets into your arm. Still, you may have a choice. If so, pick the option that works best for your schedule.
    • Johnson & Johnson = 1 dose
    • Moderna = 2 doses, 28 days apart
    • Pfizer = 2 doses, 21 days apart (16 and 17-year old’s can only receive Pfizer)
  • Plan to return to the same clinic for dose #2.  
  • Students: If you are unable to secure a timely first dose appointment, Governor Lamont has indicated that many may have another chance in early May, especially when Johnson & Johnson becomes available specifically for college and university students.

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Explore all scheduling options

  • Watch this video to learn how to schedule on the state’s zip code-based portal where you can search for appointment openings, including at health systems and pharmacies.  
  • Eligible Yale employees and Yale Health members may schedule their vaccine through the Yale Program or state options, but please schedule only one appointment for vaccination, i.e., either through the state program or through the Yale COVID-19 Vaccine Program.
    • Check back often for available appointments.
    • Bring a photo ID and health insurance card with you to your vaccine appointment. 

    Call for assistance

    Telephone assistance with scheduling is available 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm through:

    • The State’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line (877-918-2224)
    • Yale’s Campus COVID-19 Resource Line (203-432-6604)
    • The Campus COVID-19 Resource Line can also assist with questions about the Yale Program, setting up your MyChart account or scheduling your appointment with the Yale Program after you have received an invitation. General questions about the program can also be sent to yhvaccine@yale.edu

    High–risk Conditions

    The state of Connecticut has deemed five conditions high-risk, warranting prioritization, as listed below. If you fall into one of these categories, you will be contacted by Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) to book a vaccination appointment:

    • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • End-stage Renal Disease on Dialysis
    • Active Cancer Treatment
    • Down Syndrome

    If you do not hear from YNHH, please contact the Campus COVID-19 Resource Line (203-432-6604). Please note that we cannot deviate from the state mandates in this regard.

    By being prepared, persistent, and patient, you’ll find your opportunity to schedule your shot.



    Updated April 7, 2021