February 22nd- Today the Governor announced the following revised vaccine schedule which deviates from current CDC recommendations.
- March 1, 2021: Aged 55 to 64 become eligible to schedule an appointment and receive the vaccine.
- March 22, 2021: Aged 45 to 54 become eligible to schedule an appointment and receive the vaccine.
- April 12, 2021: Aged 35 to 44 become eligible to schedule an appointment and receive the vaccine.
- May 3, 2021: Aged 16 to 34 become eligible to schedule an appointment and receive the vaccine.
School staff and professional childcare workers, regardless of age, will be eligible for vaccines at dedicated clinics during the month of March. Additional details to be provided by the State.
The State no longer plans to prioritize other frontline workers or those at increased risk. Those residents will be vaccinated based on their age, as above. At today’s press conference, the Governor and his staff spoke to the difficulties in determining what would qualify for each and how to prove one’s status.
There are 650,000 residents in Connecticut aged 55 to 64. There is still a large number of Connecticut residents aged 65 and up who haven’t been vaccinated. The Governor asked eligible residents able to work remotely to hold back scheduling their vaccine to facilitate others. Please be patient.
The new schedule is based on an expected increase in doses coming into the State (95,000 first doses this week versus 59,000 last week), the approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines and projections on the percentage of eligible residents who will choose to have the vaccine.
As of March 1st, residents aged 55 and up may request to be added to the Town’s waitlist for future town-sponsored vaccine clinics. The waitlist is currently open to residents 65 and up. Requests by residents under the age of 65 are not processed. If you are under 65 and you submitted a request, you will need to resubmit when you become eligible. Please do not repeatedly submit requests when you are not eligible. Doing so, may result in you being permanently ineligible.
The following was provided by the Governor and CT DPH:
- 70% of those aged 75 and above have received a first dose.
- 37% of those aged 65 to 74 have received a first dose.
Today, the Governor announced the State will not adopt the newly announced CDC 7-day indicators for schools. The State will continue to use the 14-day average indicators.
The following is data, as of 8:30 p.m. last night, from today’s CT DPH report versus Friday’s February 19th report.
The following is the breakdown by age for known cases.
Feb 16 to
Feb 9 to
Feb 2 to
0 to 4
5 to 14
15 to 24
25 to 44
45 to 65
Please practice the 5 W’s and behave as if you have the virus and as if those around you do as well.
- Watch your distance
- Wear a mask/face covering when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance whether indoors or outside
- Walk, run or bike to the right in single file when passing another person on the NRVT, sidewalks and trails
- Wait to host indoor gatherings
- Wash your hands
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