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2/22/2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Phases

Per Governor Ned Lamont, in an effort to ensure Connecticut continues taking the most equitable and efficient approach to quickly administering the COVID-19 vaccine to as many people as possible, the state will continue expanding access going forward on an age-based schedule.

Connecticut has consistently ranked in the top 5 states for vaccine distribution. The last thing we want to do is create a process that causes delays. My goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible and I believe this is the best path to meeting that challenge.

Age is one of the strongest factors contributing to COVID-19 deaths, with 96% of COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut occurring in people over the age of 55.


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