All residents 16 and older in Connecticut can receive a Covid-19 vaccine starting April 1, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday.
Lamont announced that the state will administer over 200,000 first-dose vaccinations next week.
So far, 80% of people 75 and over in the state have been vaccinated, the governor said.
There are 619,154 people who have been fully vaccinated across the state, and a total of 1,680,671 doses have been administered, according to the state’s Covid-19 dashboard.
The state has created a $58 million budget to increase outreach and access in communities with low vaccination rates, including Black and Latino communities.
This budget will include methods of outreach such as door-to-door canvassing on vaccine awareness, the establishment of mobile clinics in communities, vaccination appointment settling and grants to local health departments and community organizations.
“We’re doing everything we can to bring the vaccine to you,” and especially those most at risk, Lamont said.
“Trusted people are the best advocates to encourage others to get vaccinate,” the governor explained.