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Redding starts to vaccinate first responders

Connecticut is currently in Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Redding fire, EMS, school nurses, and police are in the process of receiving their first dose, along with Meadow Ridge long-term care residents and health care workers. Most in phase 1A have received the Pfizer vaccine which requires a second dose 3 weeks after the first.

Sometime in January or February the Redding Health Department hopes phase 1A will round the bend and they can start to think about Phase 1B.  Final guidance on the next phase is expected later this week, though eligible residents will be some in the critical workforce and individuals 75 and older.

Phase 1C will likely include individuals 65 to 74, other essential workers, and persons aged 16 to 64 with medical conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19.  Predictions for Phase 2, the general public, vary from summer to fall.   Redding Health Department says timing depends on vaccine availability and how many take it.