Connecticut continues to be at the forefront of administering the COVID-19 vaccine, with more than 100,000 doses already distributed to frontline healthcare workers and essential employees, among the most in the country.
Gov. Ned Lamont said that as of Thursday, Jan. 7, Connecticut has administered a total of 101,734 COVID-19 vaccinations, the most among all states with a population greater than one million.
Of the doses already allocated, 99,929 have received their first dose, while 1,805 second doses have been administered in Connecticut.
It is believed that for the vaccine to be fully effective, it will require two doses administered approximately 21 days apart.
According to Lamont, Connecticut has the sixth-highest percentage of people vaccinated in the country, and first doses at all statewide nursing homes are expected to be completed as of Friday, Jan. 8.
The vaccinations will be administered in phases, with the first going to the state’s 204,000 health care workers, 22,000 residents in nursing homes, and thousands of first responders.
In the second phase, teachers, adults over the age of 65, high-risk subjects, and people in congregate settings will be prioritized, with the vaccination being offered to the general population in the final phase, which is estimated to be around June.
“Connecticut is currently working with a broad range of healthcare institutions to serve as vaccine providers, and to evaluate several factors like storage capacity,” according to the state’s website. “We are also communicating with community partners and considering guidance from the federal government in finalizing our distribution plan.”
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