Almost 50,000 people have gotten COVID in Vermont. We have lost 203 residents and our hearts go out to their family and friends. The United States has now passed the sad and heartbreaking number of 500,000 deaths.
Because most of the deaths from COVID have occurred in older adults, Vermont has made the decision to vaccinate residents by age grouping. Beginning March 1, anyone 65 years or older can get a vaccination (anyone older than that is already eligible). You may register online at healthvermont.gov/myvaccine or by calling 855-722-7878.
Even if you are not in the currently eligible age group, you are encouraged to go ahead and set up your account online.
You may also receive a vaccination at Walgreens. First, you’ll need to create an account at walgreens.com, fill out a short eligibility screening, and they’ll look for available appointments in your area.
In Vermont, 13% to 20% of the population has been vaccinated, depending on the town. Almost 95,000 people have received either the first or both vaccinations, to date.
Let’s stay vigilant by continuing to wear masks and stay physically apart. Those guidelines and getting vaccinated as soon as possible will help tremendously. Though we’re all weary, it’s the only way we’ll get to the other side of this. Thanks for taking care of each other!