It was announced today that Connecticut will be relying on an age-based approach in expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure our state stays on track in administering the vaccine in an efficient and equitable way to as many residents as possible.
Age has proven to be 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. An age-based schedule of eligibility has been set over the next couple of months helping to give state residents peace of mind in knowing when they will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
· March 1, 2021: Eligibility expands to age group 55 to 64
· March 22, 2021: Eligibility expands to age group 45 to 54
· April 12, 2021: Eligibility expands to age group 35 to 44
· May 3, 2021: Eligibility expands to age group 16 to 34
Educators and childcare providers will be eligible to receive the vaccine at dedicated clinics. They will receive information soon from their school administrators and employers on when their dedicated clinics will be provided.
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