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First wave of vaccines in Connecticut

Gov. Ned Lamont sends out updates on COVID-19 in Connecticut almost every day. His live report links to the state’s COVID-19 portal, which has graphs, charts, maps and statistics relating to the spread of the disease. 

In his report on Monday, Jan. 4, the governor gave an update on vacccinations in the state.

“As of today,” according to the report, “hospitals and long-term care facilities in Connecticut have reported to the state that they have administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 75,180 people.

“All of the doses under this first phase of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program are being administered to people in the health-care workforce, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

“The Lamont administration is estimating that all nursing homes in Connecticut will have finished administering the first dose of the vaccine to their residents and staff by Friday, Jan. 8. Assisted living facilities began administering the vaccine today.

“Connecticut is among the first eight states in the United States that have administered the vaccine to more than 2% of its population.”

— Cynthia Hochswender

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