Connecticut-On Thursday, as the state opens up eligibility to people aged 16 to 45, it is estimated that there will be approximately 100,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments.
Governor Ned Lamont said at the press conference: “I know many of you got there at 12:01 in the morning and pressed the refresh button. Please be patient, but now the circulation of vaccines continues.”
State officials continue to predict that by the end of April, supply will exceed demand.
State Chief Operating Officer Josh Gabler said: “We still believe that even if people who are still looking for a date today are looking for a vaccine, even if they don’t find a date, they can find one in the next two to three weeks. “
Approximately 733,000 people in Connecticut have received the full vaccination, and 1
Vaccine suppliers will continue to increase appointments in the coming days and weeks. Encourage those who have not yet received an appointment time to continue the inspection.
Johnson & Johnson recently announced that up to 15 million doses must be scrapped due to the mixing of raw materials in the Baltimore manufacturing plant.
Gabar said this announcement will not have an impact on the distribution of doses by Johnson & Johnson in Connecticut in the next few weeks, but beyond that, it’s not clear enough.
As of Monday, approximately 49,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been injected in Connecticut.
Connecticut has used Johnson & Johnson vaccine to vaccinate hard-to-reach communities because it only requires one dose. Lamont said that programs like the mobile vaccine truck can also use Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Lamont said: “I don’t think we will miss a beat.”