Governor Ned Lamont has announced that he is accelerating the state’s age-based rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to proceed on a quicker schedule than originally planned.
The revised schedule tentatively plans for the COVID vaccine to expand to all adults over the age of 16 by April 5. This comes after the Biden administration announced that we should see a significant increase in supplies of all three vaccines over the next several weeks.
Individuals who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine include:
- All individuals age 55 and older;
- Healthcare personnel;
- Medical first responders;
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
- Residents and staff of select congregate settings; and
- PreK-12 school staff and professional childcare providers.
Going forward, the rollout of the vaccine will proceed on the following schedule:
- March 19: Scheduling opens to all individuals age 45 to 54
- April 5 (tentative): Scheduling opens to all individuals age 16 to 44
- The state will work with providers and the Department of Developmental Services to accelerate access for the most medically high-risk individuals under 45 during the month of April.