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Connecticut residents ages 65-74 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration

Connecticut residents between 65 and 74 years old are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state officials say.

News 12 Staff

Feb 12, 2021, 12:04 AM

Updated 1,226 days ago

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Connecticut residents between 65 and 74 years old are now eligible to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state officials say.
Some local health departments had some extra doses, so they started registering residents in those age groups earlier this week.
Richard Sheldrick and Cecila Palumbo received their first vaccination and they say they cannot wait to hug their grand children. 
"We're still going to be careful, but we may do more things than we're doing now," Sheldrick says. 
The Stratford Health Department has held several vaccination clinics since the end of December.
The state first starting vaccinating health care workers and first responders in Phase 1A.
Seniors 75 and older were vaccinated under Phase 1B and starting today 65- to 74-year-olds may sign up for the vaccination under Phase 1B.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced earlier this week that the age group consists of 350,000 residents.
There are several ways to sign up to get vaccinated for those eligible.
For more information visit the state website or call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224.


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