By the summer of 2021, we will likely have more vaccine against COVID-19 in the United States than there are people who want to receive it. But for now, while demand for the vaccine is far higher than the supply, we as a state must fairly and equitably manage the challenge.
Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program, decisions about vaccine distribution have been left in the hands of governors across the country. After weeks of thought, consideration, consultation, and watching other states struggle to implement complicated eligibility strategies, Gov. Ned Lamont concluded that relying primarily on age will maximize the benefits of the vaccine, and reduce harms from COVID-19 most effectively. Here is why: