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Gov. Lamont: 65-year-olds next in line to receive COVID-19 vaccine in coming weeks

Gov. Ned Lamont says 65-year-old residents next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine should be able to start getting their shots in a few weeks.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2021, 1:35 PM

Updated 1,229 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont says 65-year-old residents next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine should be able to start getting their shots in a few weeks.
Lamont says people between the ages of 65 and 74 could be able to start making appointments to get vaccinated in a week to 10 days.
Lamont says a week after making an appointment is when those residents should be able to start getting their first shots.
"The good news is that you know 65 that cohort, pretty soon we're going to want to get more to essential workers, more to the border category. We're going to be able to open up that aperture, I'd like to think we're going to see a bigger supply of vaccines and we'll have more certainty on that in the next two to three weeks," Lamont says.
Those currently eligible to get vaccinated in the state are those in Phase 1A and seniors 75 and older under Phase 1B.
Lamont says about 50% of the 75 and older population have gotten their first dose of the vaccine so far, and around 85% should be vaccinated by the middle of the month.


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