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Information on COVID-19 Vaccination

Smilow Cancer Hospital continues to partner with our colleagues at the Yale New Haven Health System to vaccinate our patients and community as quickly as vaccine product is available. We know how important it is to our patients and their families to be protected, and we look forward to the day when vaccinations are fully accessible to all of our patients and community.

At this time, the State of Connecticut has approved access to the vaccine for people 16 and over, with accelerated access now permitted for patients with cancer. Yale New Haven Health is prioritizing appointments for patients of Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers through MyChart and its online scheduling portal.
The COVID-19 vaccination is widely recommended for both patients with cancer and for cancer survivors. If you are 16 and over, please login to MyChart and access the COVID-19 scheduling portal or go to www.ynhhs.org/covidvaccine for more information. You can also call the Yale New Haven Health call center at 1-833-ASK-YNHH. If you have had a stem cell transplant or CAR T-Cell therapy, we ask you to contact your oncology provider via MyChart message in advance of your COVID-19 vaccination to discuss the timing of your vaccination.

Please continue to practice extreme precautions to prevent a diagnosis and spread of COVID-19, even after receiving your vaccination; this includes observing social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing your hands.

Your healthcare team remains available to you at any time, and we hope you will reach out with questions or concerns. Additional information is also available by watching the video of our recent Patient and Family Forum or on our Vaccination FAQ webpage.