About 17.64 percent of Ridgefield residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state Department of Public Health estimates that nearly 91-percent of Ridgefield residents 75 and older have received at least one dose. Around 76 percent of residents between 65 and 74 have received at least one dose. Ridgefield had 4,402 first doses administered as of March 1.
In New Milford 87 percent of people over the age of 75 have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 51 percent of people between the age of 65 to 74 years old have received their first dose. Overall, 16% of New Milford has received their first dose.
State data indicates that close to 15 percent of New Fairfield residents have been vaccinated, including 48 percent of residents over the age of 65 and close to 100 percent of residents over the age of 75. While the state is easing some COVID-19 gathering restrictions, town officials say the infection rate in New Fairfield remains above the state average and encouraged people to take precautions to keep the community safe.