- Healthcare Personnel: all persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
- Long-Term Care Facility Residents: Adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medial and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently.
- Medical First Responders: Persons at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their response to medical emergencies.
Three primary groups will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 1b:
- Individuals 75 years of and older (Information about scheduling a vaccination for those 75 and older is coming soon, and will be posted CT's main COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. )
- Front line essential workers
- Individuals and staff in congregate settings
Based on this initial overview of eligible groups, the State will look to enter Phase 1b during the month of January, 2021.
Visit the State of Connecticut website to learn more.
(Summer and Fall, 2021)
Information from the State of Connecticut: COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to eligible members of the general public starting this summer. At that time you should expect to have access to the vaccine at the same locations where you would normally get vaccinated: pharmacies, doctors offices, community health clinics, local health clinics, as well as through other providers.
Our decisions about priority order for Phase 1b and beyond will be made based on ACIP guidelines, our State’s allocation subcommittee advice, and ultimately the decision of the Governor. ACIP and our allocation subcommittee are making their recommendations based on multiple factors – including maximizing the benefits of vaccine access, mitigating the spread of the pandemic, and mitigating health inequities.