Connecticut will expand its phase 1b coronavirus plan in the coming weeks to include people 65 and older, as well as residents with underlying health conditions that put them at risk of contracting the virus.
Gov. Ned Lamont released the news on Thursday afternoon, saying he had ordered the Connecticut Department of Health to begin taking action, prioritizing the vaccine for people over 75 in the first wave and that he would accept the term. Recommended The Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group Allocation Subcommittee to Extend Phase 1b in the coming weeks
That will include between 65 and 74 residents, an estimated 353,000 people and residents aged 16 to 64 with an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of contracting the virus. The governor said the group had about 362,000 people.
Phase 1b currently includes residents aged 75 and over, with approximately 277,000 residents and officials of the assembly setting, which includes approximately 50,000 individuals; And necessary staff on the front line, which has about 325,000 people
Lamont said he had instructed the Connecticut Department of Health to begin this step, prioritizing the vaccine for people over 75 in the first wave.
As supply increases and a significant portion of the more than 75 vaccinations, Phase 1b opens to include more eligible populations, focusing on equality and risk issues of adverse outcomes from COVID-19
Lamont said 1.3 million Connecticut residents are expected to qualify for Phase 1b.
Deadline coming soon
- Employees needed on the front line
- People and staff in a combined setting
- People between the ages of 65 and 74 years.
- People between the ages of 16 and 64 with an underlying disease.
The state expects about 46,000 first vaccinations a week from the federal government.
All eligible residents must make an appointment in advance to receive the vaccine.
How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine
Starting today, individuals over the age of 75 can make appointments using the following tools:
Health care providers: Many residents have already received or will be contacted to make an appointment with their healthcare provider if their provider is participating in the state vaccine program. Not all providers offer the vaccine. See a list of participating service providers at ct.gov/covidvaccine It is forbidden for residents to contact a doctor or healthcare provider directly to schedule a COVID vaccine.
Online: The online form can be accessed at ct.gov/covidvaccine Which allows individuals to schedule appointments through a web based Vaccine Management System (VAMS).
phone: Those without internet can call Connecticut’s COVID Vaccine appointment helpline at 877-918-2224.The phone system was created in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and the United Way of Connecticut and has The specific goal is to support eligible vaccine recipients who have limited technology access or who have language, disabilities, or other barriers that can prevent them from The manual scheduling option was successfully used. The call will be answered Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and will offer a callback option when all contact professionals are busy providing the caller service. The team will aim to call back as soon as possible with the goal of replying within the same day.
The governor said more details about the Phase 1b qualification are coming and will include advice for employers, workers, self-employed and others on when and how to schedule vaccines and where to have them. Vaccination
Providers may fill out appointments with other eligible term 1b demographics if there are vacant spots.
More than 160,000 people in Connecticut have received the Phase 1a vaccine that began on December 14.