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Update on Vaccine Distribution

Posted on January 15, 2021 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Vaccine distribution has been well under way in Connecticut since late December with roughly 160,000 doses administered to date. Distribution started with Phase 1a which included healthcare workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents. With the start of Phase 1b scheduled for January 18th, more members of the general public will become eligible to receive the vaccine.

Phase 1b Vaccine Distribution

Distribution for Phase 1b will begin with individuals 75 and older and will ultimately include individuals 65 and over, those ages 64-16 with certain pre-existing conditions, frontline essential workers, and individuals in congregate settings.

Vaccine Access for those 75 and Older: Click Here

Scheduling Access Soon:

  • Front line essential workers (please see additional info below)
  • Individuals between the ages of 65 and 74
  • Individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 with comorbidities
  • Individuals and staff in congregate settings (please see additional info below)

Details on congregate settings:

Congregate settings include individuals and staff in halfway homes, inpatient mental health facilities, corrections facilities, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, substance use and residential treatment facilities along with others. More information about congregate settings will be available soon.  Vaccination programs for congregate settings will be coordinated by State and local health.

Details on Phase 1b Essential Workers:

Frontline essential workers face work-related exposure to COVID-19 because work-related duties must be performed on-site, in proximity (<6 feet) to the public or to coworkers AND are in one of the following sectors:

  • Healthcare personnel not included in Phase 1a
  • First responders
  • Agricultural workers, including farmworkers
  • Food service and restaurants
  • S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store & pharmacy workers
  • Food banks and meal delivery services for the elderly
  • Education and child-care workers
  • Solid waste and wastewater workers
  • Inspectors working on site in the above locations
  • Frontline public and social services

Phase 1b

Additional Resources

For more details about the tentative rollout of the COVID-19 vaccinations in Connecticut, please reference the following resources.

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

CDC – How Vaccines Work