Yale partners with Yale New Haven Health to expand access to vaccines
To support large scale vaccination efforts, Yale University is collaborating with Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) to expand vaccination availability to the general public.
“I am grateful that members of the Yale and New Haven communities were able to make this possible,” said President Peter Salovey. “Being able to offer vaccines brings us closer to the end of this pandemic. Yale will continue to do its part to help achieve this goal.”
The university opened the Lanman Center vaccine clinic in Payne Whitney Gymnasium on Dec. 30 to begin vaccinating its employees who met the state’s requirements for Phase 1a. The university has expanded its clinic for eligible Phase 1b recipients, which currently includes those 75 years and older.
Starting Friday, Jan. 22, the university will make the Lanman Center available to YNHHS so that it can operate clinics for residents in the New Haven area and beyond. YNHHS will use the space on the days it is not being operated by the university.
The university is also providing YNHHS with additional clinic space on Yale’s West Campus, located in nearby Orange, Connecticut. Vaccinations will take place in Building 410, located at 100 West Campus Drive.
Both the Lanman and West Campus facilities will provide large scale capacity within a few weeks. The clinics will generally be open seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., depending on vaccine inventory.
For this week only, both YNHHS and the university will work in parallel in designated areas of the Lanman Center to vaccinate the next phase of eligible populations as defined by the state. The university and YNHHS will operate on separate days of the week starting on Sunday, January 24.
The university invites members of the Yale community in Phase 1b to continue scheduling their appointments as vaccines become available. Those who are eligible in the greater New Haven area are encouraged to schedule through the state’s Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS) or directly on the Yale New Haven Health System’s online vaccine appointment registration website.
Vaccine recipients do not need to be existing YNHHS patients to schedule a vaccination appointment, and patients will not incur out-of-pocket charges.
About 1.3 million people in Connecticut will be eligible under Phase 1b. Eligibility under Phase 1b is currently restricted to those 75 years and older but is likely to soon include those 65 and older, those between 16 and 64 with co-morbidities, essential frontline workers, and those who live and work in congregate settings.