Gov. Lamont: 39,000 Johnson and Johnson doses on the way to CT

Lamont says with the arrival of the 39,000 Johnson and Johnson doses, their clinics that were scheduled for later this month might be able to take place sooner.

News 12 Staff

Mar 2, 2021, 3:34 PM

Updated 1,174 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont says the newest Johnson and Johnson vaccines are on their way to Connecticut.
The news comes as the state's 55 to 64-year-old age group is now eligible to get vaccinated.
Lamont says the demographic consists of 500,000 people in the state, and that making an appointment could be tricky.
However, with more doses on the way from Johnson and Johnson, the governor says that could open some slots for appointments.
After the 55 and older age group became eligible Monday morning, slots online filled up within a few hours.
Those who called 211 to schedule an appointment may not have gotten through right away.
Gov. Lamont says he anticipates it will take at least a week for the surge in sign-ups to even out.
Depending on how many people in the 55 and older age group want the vaccine, and how many doses the state gets per week, will determine how quickly people will be able to get vaccinated.
Officials are confident in the next three weeks that everyone who is eligible and wants a shot should be able to get their first dose.
State officials encourage those eligible to be patient.
Teachers and day care workers are now eligible to get vaccinated as well.
Lamont says with the arrival of the 39,000 Johnson and Johnson doses, their clinics that were scheduled for later this month might be able to take place sooner.


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