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Information on COVID-19 Vaccination

Our COVID-19 vaccination program, a collaborative effort of Yale University and the Yale New Haven Health System, will occur in phases as determined by the State of Connecticut, and is dependent upon the allotments received. At this time, the State of Connecticut has approved access to the vaccine for people over the age of 65. Eligibility is determined by the State and expanded access to patients under the age of 65 with underlying medical conditions has not yet been granted.

We will continue to update you when additional access is available. If you are over the age of 65, vaccine appointments can be scheduled through MyChart or the Yale New Haven Health System website. 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.

We are doing everything we can to protect our community during this pandemic and will continue to do so. From enhanced cleaning and safety measures, to Telehealth, to educational content about COVID-19 and vaccinations, we are focused on providing care that is consistently excellent.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recently formed a COVID-19 Vaccine Committee, including representation from Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital and other top hematology and oncology experts with particular expertise in infectious diseases, vaccination development, medical ethics, and health information technology. This committee has established recommendations that can help cancer care providers make informed decisions on how to protect their patients from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, based on available evidence plus expert consensus. Click here to access their guidelines.