Monday, March 1, was the first day that Connecticut residents in the age group 55 to 64 were eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.

According to newstimes, it was like the flood gates opened when the newly eligible vaccine seekers began inundating phone and online networks clamoring to schedule their vaccine appointments ASAP.

When online registration systems opened up for my age group, 65 to 74, I immediately jumped on the VAMS website to register for my February appointment. I'm telling you, it was like the wild west!

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After my registration was complete, a menu of options offered appointments at several different locations at various times. I found nothing available during the first three weeks in February. Finally, I gave up hope and grabbed the first March appointment before it was gone.

If you're eligible for the vaccine, my advice is to be patient and hang in there because there's a good chance it could be two to four weeks before you land an appointment. Here is a current step-by-step guide on how to schedule your vaccine appointment.

Some people were reporting that the earliest appointments weren't available until late April. The next vaccine rollout is scheduled for March 22 for the age group 45 to 54, and on April 12, the age group 35 to 44 can begin booking their vaccine shots. On Monday, Lamont tweeted:

As CT's vaccination program continues to expand, those who've become newly eligible may not be able to make appointments immediately due to limited supplies. We know people are eager, but it will take time to get everyone scheduled.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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