CT Makes 100,000 Coronavirus Vaccine Appointments Thursday

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An estimated 100,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments were made Thursday as the state opened eligibility to people between 16 and 45 years old.

“I know that many of you were there at 12:01 in the morning and hitting that refresh button, be a little patient but right now the vaccine flow is still continuing,” Gov. Ned Lamont said at a news conference.

State officials continue to project that supply will outstrip demand by late April.

“We remain confident that everybody who is looking for a vaccine today even if they haven’t been able to find an appointment would be able to find one within the next two or three weeks,” said state Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe.

Around 733,000 people in Connecticut are fully vaccinated and 1.25 million people have received their first dose — 43 percent of the state’s 16 and older population has been vaccinated.

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