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    Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud Alert – Be alert to COVID-19 Vaccine fraud

    The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine has been announced and unfortunately scammers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of people eager to get the vaccine. We don’t know what the scam will look like but it’s important people are aware that scammers are eager to knock on your door, call your phones, send you emails and pretty much contact you any way possible. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will release specific information on known scams as they happen, but in the meantime remember these tips to help you avoid vaccine scams.

    •   You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
    •   You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
    •   No one from Medicare or the Health Department with contact you.
    •   No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number, or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
    •   Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
    •   If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.
    •   Be wary of where you get your information on the vaccine. Avoid unsolicited communication. For reliable information:
    •   You can check out the State of Connecticut COVID-19 Response Website or
    •   You can read the latest Press Release from Governor Lamont on how the Vaccine will be released.
    •   See attached Public Service Announcement from the FBI, Office of Inspector General and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

    Connecticut Residents 75 and Older Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    If you need help to sign up please contact Karen Washington at 860-376-2329.

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     Connecticut Residents 75 and Older Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccine 

    The state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts have now expanded to phase 1b, and as a result, Connecticut residents who are 75 years or older now qualify to receive vaccines. 

    Due to limited supply of the vaccine, registering through an online or phone system will be necessary. The state’s Vaccine Administration Management System is now open for registration submission. Those over the age of 75, or their loved ones, are asked to submit applications through the online web portal. 

    https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine 

    When accepted into the registration portal, individuals will receive emails informing them of the next steps necessary in the scheduling process. 

    For those in the age group who lack computer access or knowledge, they can also call: 877.918.2224 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    There may be an initial delay in scheduling access, but as the state actively enrolls providers and staff, it is expected for that access to rapidly grow in coming weeks. All information submitted through VAMS will be kept private. The link to VAMS also contains an extensive list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, helping to ease any concerns individuals may have. More than 100 health care providers statewide will offer the vaccine, including UConn Health and Hartford Healthcare, with more locations and a map of all locations to be made available in coming weeks. 

    In addition, if you have a MyChartPlus account through Hartford Healthcare, you may schedule a clinic appointment through Hartford Healthcare that is convenient for you. You may register at: 

    https://mychartplus.org/mychart/accesscheck.asp 

    If you would prefer to schedule your appointment by phone, call the Hartford HealthCare Access Center at 860.827.7690 or toll-free at 833.943.5721. 

    All vaccinations are offered by appointment; people must first register through one of the systems listed above to secure an appointment. Vaccine supply remains limited and patience is requested. 

     

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    Thursday, February 18th- Walk-through Take-out LUNCHEON

    Time: 11:30am

    SOUPER BOWL

    Cream of Broccoli in a Bread Bowl

    Dessert

    $5.00

    ORDERS MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN February 10th

    MASKS & 6’ SOCIAL DISTANCE REQUIRED

    ENTER THROUGH FRONT DOOR AND EXIT THROUGH BACK LIBRARY DOOR

    New 8 passenger Van with a wheelchair lift

    We are very excited to announce our new Senior Center mini bus! We now have an 8 passenger with a wheelchair lift vehicle available for rides for all Lisbon residents over 55.

    Our new bus is ready to bring you to your doctor appointments, pharmacy, shopping, bank, hair salon and more.

    Call us at 860-376-2329 for the details on our hours for rides.