Preventing Illness and Promoting Wellness for Communities in Eastern Connecticut

  • Andover
  • Ashford
  • Bolton
  • Chaplin
  • Columbia
  • Coventry
  • Mansfield
  • Scotland
  • Tolland
  • Willington

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

DPH notice on pausing J&J vaccine

 UCONN posting 2000 new vaccine appointments: Use mychart or call 860-679-5589 for an appointment

EHHD clinics are for 18 years old and older and due to the nature of vaccine distribution throughout the state and the efficiency of the health district in getting those into arms, appointments are posted in VAMS prior to notification of which vaccine we will receive. Please note that when you schedule a first appointment with an EHHD clinic, it could be either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine; if it is Moderna, the EHHD clinic site will schedule your second dose at that time.

Once we determine which vaccine will be administered at a clinic, we will update VAMS to reflect this. If you have scheduled an appointment, log into your VAMS account a few days prior to the appointment and the appointment confirmation information will display the vaccine type.

  •   To schedule an appointment online or by phone, click HERE .
  •   If you are already enrolled in the VAMS system, log onto your account to schedule your appointment. To search for an EHHD clinic, use the zip code: 06268 (not your home zip)
  •   To enroll in VAMS, use THIS LINK  **You will need a UNIQUE email address for each person to complete the enrollment process.

Second Dose: We will schedule your second dose if needed at your first dose appointment. If you received your first dose with us, and you are having difficulty finding an available appointment online, email us

What to Expect after Getting a Vaccine (information from the CDC)

Up-to-date information and resources can be found at the following links:

For general information about COVID-19 or screening for testing call:

  • 2-1-1 
  • Hartford Healthcare 24 hour hotline: 860-972-8100 or (toll-free) 1-833-621-0600

For information about COVID-19 Testing*:

*For most test sites, one must be medically screened, usually over the phone, to be eligible for a test.  Any of the above phone numbers referenced for general information can also provide screening for testing. 

PHASE 3 REOPENING RULES 

To file a complaint regarding the sector rules, please use this LINK

You can help!  Read about our Medical Reserve Corp.  Both medical and non-medical volunteers are needed.   Join by registering with CT DPH CT Responds!    If you have questions, please call us at 860-429-3325. 

Our Vision: Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthier Future.  

The Eastern Highlands Health District strives to put our motto of "preventing illness and promoting wellness" at the forefront of all services we offer. The environmental health program provides the basic duties for which the Health District is best known, and their services are the backbone of our efforts to "prevent illness" in our communities. Complementing this effort, the public health emergency preparedness program develops and secures the critical resources necessary to prepare for and respond to a public health emergency. Additionally, promoting wellness continues to be a guiding force as we explore areas of need in our communities.

Our Mission: Eastern Highlands Health District is committed to enhancing the quality of life in its communities through the prevention of illness, promotion of wellness and protection of our human environment.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

EHHD works to protect the health of the community through providing a variety of environmental health services.

More Information

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

In an effort to promote wellness in EHHD communities, various programs, initiatives, and resources are available through the District Health Education Program.

More Information

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The development, updating, and training on the use of public health emergency preparation plans are opportunities to strengthen the public health infrastructure in your community and beyond.

More Information