Can You Help Make Vaccine Appointments for Friends and Family Members? Training Available
Today the City of Hartford announced that residents can get trained to schedule vaccine appointments for themselves, their loved ones, or anyone else who lives in Hartford. This effort will complement and expand on the Health Department’s effort to call residents directly and go door-to-door to schedule appointments by mobilizing Hartford residents to get the community vaccinated.
All residents need is a phone, tablet, or computer with internet, and the City will conduct short trainings in English and Spanish on how to use the Calendly app to make vaccine appointments. The City will provide access to vaccine appointments for clinics operated by the Department of Health and Human Services as well as other providers in the city. Residents who get trained must commit to registering only Hartford residents for appointments. Residents can register for the training at this link, which is also on the homepage of HartfordCT.gov. The City will initially take a limited number of volunteers and expand depending on the availability of vaccine appointments.
“Our team is calling residents and going door-to-door, but there’s nothing more effective than mobilizing our community as a whole to sign up their friends and family for the vaccine,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “Working with our partners, we have dedicated appointments available for Hartford residents only, and we want our community’s help to make sure they get filled. We know that the appointment system is a barrier for some members of our community, so we’re encouraging folks who are comfortable using the internet to sign themselves up – and then sign up friends, family, or anyone they know who lives in Hartford.”