Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced that all Montanans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine on April 1.
The governor made the announcement during an afternoon news conference, pointing out that projections a month ago showed availability to this group being as late as mid-July.
“This week nationwide we will receive about 16 million doses, and in the first week of April that supply will increase to about 22 million doses per week,” Gianforte said. “So we have greater supply, that’s whey we’re expanding distribution and making the vaccine available to all Montanans.”
As of Tuesday morning the state had administered 367,000 doses, with more than 142,000 Montanans fully immunized.