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Connecticut Plans Access Program For Residents At High Risk For COVID

Covid-19 Vaccine
Ted S. Warren
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AP

Connecticut officials plan to give “accelerated access” for vaccines to young, high-risk residents when eligibility extends to all adults on April 1.

Young people with underlying medical conditions would be given priority for appointments, and vaccination centers would have access to a separate, fixed supply of doses for them.

The state has left it up to hospitals on how to carry out this plan.

They intend to focus on people with conditions that are more vulnerable to COVID-19, can be easily verified and affect a clear-cut set of patients.

Officials are expected to announce a list of conditions that are more exclusive than the high-risk conditions put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

They say the state’s age-based vaccination program will be complete when all Connecticut residents 16 and over become eligible next week.