You may have already heard about Lamont's restructuring of the COVID vaccine protocol. I'll run down the info, thanks to the Newstimes.

On March 1, adults ages 55 to 64 and educators and child care providers are next in line to sign up for the vaccine. From there, vaccines will be distributed by age group.

If you're between the ages of 45 to 54, vaccines will be available beginning on March 22. If you're between the ages of 35 to 44, the time to make your vaccine appointment will be on April 12, and on May 3, ages 16 to 34 will be eligible to get the vaccine.

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You MUST make an appointment in Connecticut to receive the vaccine. Appointments can be made by phone from 8 AM to 8 PM any day of the week by calling 877-918-2224, or you can schedule your appointment through the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) website by clicking on portal.ct.gov.

Here's a tip I learned when I signed up through the VAMS website. When you get to the scheduling page, there will be several locations and times that you can choose from.

I began my search by clicking on the closest location looking for appointment availability. My advice is to book your appointment as soon as you see an opening. If you're shopping around for a better time or date and then return to your original selection, somebody else will grab it instead. My point is to schedule an appointment ASAP because they do go quickly.

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