CONNECTICUT – Just under 30% of all adults in the state over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the Department of Public Health announced today.
In a press conference with state health officials on Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont predicted that vaccines will open every 16 years and older by the end of April, speeding up the current schedule. The initial schedule called for the opening of vaccination appointments for residents aged 16 to 34 on May 3.
Eligibility is still expected to extend to 45-54 on March 22 and 35-44 on April 12.
Those currently eligible to receive the vaccine as part of Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccination program include anyone over the age of 55, as well as all health care personnel, medical first responders, residents, and hospital staff. long-term care facilities, residents and staff select gathering settings, and K-12 school staff and professional child care providers.
So far, 54 percent of Connecticut’s population over 55 has received at least one dose, including 76 percent of those over 75; 67 percent of people aged 65 to 74; and 32 percent of those between 55 and 64 years old.
A total of 445,231 residents were fully vaccinated, including two doses each of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson mixture.
In total, the state administered 1,258,847 doses.