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Lamont: All CT residents 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine April 1

Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is expecting 200,000 doses of the vaccine next week, which will significantly help increase the number of appointments.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2021, 12:59 PM

Updated 1,158 days ago

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All Connecticut residents 16 years and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 1.
Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is expecting 200,000 doses of the vaccine next week, which will significantly help increase the number of appointments.
Under the last timeline, the general population was set to be eligible on April 5.
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The state expects about 600,000 people try to make an appointment right away.
"As always, we'll have to ask people to be a little patient at the beginning of a new phase," said Josh Geballe, COO of Connecticut. "We won't have 600,000 appointments available day one, but with 200,000 doses coming in a week, you can do the math and understand quickly that we'll be in a position in a relatively short period of time, probably before the end of April, where everyone in the state who wants a vaccine will have the ability to get one."
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Lamont acknowledged some in the 45+ group are still having problems making appointments. He urged people to check the VAMS site frequently with the state getting new doses and adding new appointments every day.
Lamont says they are also working with hospital leaders on a plan to further prioritize people with serious health conditions.
More details on that are expected to come Monday.


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