MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) – Vermont is officially extending COVID-19 recall eligibility to all adults, as some other states have done, Governor Phil Scott said on Wednesday.
While Scott and other Vermont state officials urged most adults to get recalls despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the governor said on Wednesday that the state would remove the longer list of criteria for recalls on its registration website, would simplify the registration process and visit state-run immunization clinics as part of the universal recall program.
Over the past 30 days, as cases of COVID-19 have increased in low-risk age groups, cases have declined by about 2.5% in Vermonters aged 65 and older, said Scott.
“This is proof that the recalls work to both reduce cases in at-risk age groups and, by further protecting those most at risk, they reduce hospitalizations,” the governor said in a statement. writing. “At this point, we need to move on to improving everyone to help reduce disruption from higher cases and minimize transmission to at-risk Vermonters, especially during the winter months.”
People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible two months after their first dose, and those who have received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine are eligible six months after their second dose.
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