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Gov. Lamont announces timeline on public vaccinations

Gov. Ned Lamont announced the timeline for when the public can begin to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

News 12 Staff

Jan 20, 2021, 3:24 PM

Updated 1,244 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced the timeline for when the public can begin to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The governor made the announcement during a press conference Tuesday, and says as the number of people in the state eligible to get vaccinated expands, more and more vaccination sites are popping as well.
CVS and Walgreens pharmacies should be open for vaccinations by the end of the week.
Currently, people in Phase 1A and seniors 75 and older under Phase 1B can get vaccinated.
Vaccinations should become available in February for seniors 65 to 74 years old.
Front-line essential workers including teachers and day care workers, food service workers, waste workers, and people in congregate settings like inmates and prison guards and group home residents and staff will then be able to get vaccinated.
Also, people with high-risk conditions like cancer, certain heart conditions, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, will be able to get vaccinated under Phase 1B in late February or the beginning of March.
Phase 1C will allow more essential workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations won't start until May.
In June, Phase 2 will begin, and that is when the rest of the general population can start getting vaccinated.
Gov. Lamont says the timeline is subject to change based on the number of doses the state receives.
Lamont says the priority right now is continuing to vaccinate seniors.
The state is expected to receive another 50,000 doses of the vaccine by today.


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