Thousands of Connecticut Residents May Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Earlier Than Expected
Sometimes it appears that the CDC doesn't have it all together. Although when you think about the millions upon millions of people who need to get vaccinated, it does not surprise some mixups are inevitable.
After rolling out the vaccine protocol and the different categories of who should be in line for the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to change the vaccine distribution age for people with medical conditions from 65 to 75, according to an article on the website, wfsb.com.
Instead, people between 65 and 74, which is the category I am in, will not have access to the vaccine until May or June. My first inclination was to get pissed off until I read the entire article, which explained why.
Governor Lamont aims to have all Connecticut residents in the 1A group receive the vaccine by the end of January, which include healthcare personnel who have direct or indirect contact with COVID-19 patients, long term care facility residents, and first responders at risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Residents in the 1B group include responders, teachers, child care workers, food and agricultural employees, correctional staff, public transit workers, postal workers, grocery store staff, manufacturing workers, and anyone over 75. If everything goes as planned, group 1B should get the first shot of the vaccine by the end of January.
CT residents 65 and older originally were in the 1B group have now been moved to group 1C. They will receive the vaccine in the late spring and people with high-risk medical conditions and other essential workers.