HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – There were new developments Thursday regarding the state of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state.
Governor Ned Lamont said demand has fallen by 50% in recent weeks.
In addition, shipments are starting to decrease and clinics are asking for fewer doses.
This is a point where supply exceeds demand, which state leaders eventually predicted.
So far, 1.8 million people in Connecticut have received their first dose. More than 80% of people aged 75 and over have had it, even more in the 65 to 74 age group, and the 55 to 64 age group is not far behind.
It’s the 16 to 55-year-olds whose state wants to step up, which is why there are incentives being rolled out, like the CTDrinksOnUs starting next month.
As the state rolls out its reopening plan, authorities are now announcing incentives for residents to get vaccinated.
“We’re going to think about how we expand these incentives more widely when we go to big events like sports competitions and concerts. Maybe they’ll be preferred seats or maybe a fast-track line that you can borrow that will get people to get vaccinated, ”Lamont said.
On a positive note, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate is down, being below 2% on Thursday.
Lamont said this was largely due to the rollout of the vaccination.
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