Vaccinations continue across Connecticut with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting Wednesday a total of 4,123,395 doses have been distributed to the state and 3,587,180 doses have been administered.
So far, about 57.9% of Connecticut’s population has received at least one vaccine dose and 45.9% are fully vaccinated, according to CDC data.
Right now, COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups are open to people 12 and older who live, work, or attend school in Connecticut.
You may also dial the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Assist Line, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week to schedule an appointment. Call 877-918-2224. Additional hospital and pharmacy locations across the state are also offering vaccine appointments.
As of May 6, state officials report significant racial disparities in Connecticut’s vaccine rollout.
Officials with the state Department of Public Health report white people are nearly twice as likely as Black and Hispanic people to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
But the data come with caveats. State officials report around 230,000 first doses have been given to people age sixteen and older who are classified as “Other Race,” “Multiple Race,” or “Unknown.”
Those groups also log a total of around 168,000 "fully vaccinated" people, (individuals who received both first and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), which indicates vaccine “coverage of these groups is likely underestimated and should be interpreted with caution,” according to the DPH.
Meanwhile, state public health officials report 243 people hospitalized with COVID-19. Hospitalizations in Connecticut have shown declines in recent weeks.
On Dec, 14, the state’s coronavirus hospitalizations reached a winter peak of 1,269 people, according to data from the state Department of Public Health. During Connecticut’s spring peak last year in April, almost 2,000 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals.
Currently, state public health data show 54 of Connecticut’s 169 towns at the highest alert level for COVID-19.
That’s down from the previous week’s total of 97. An additional 54 towns are listed at the second-highest "orange" alert level.
According to the state Department of Public Health, the map does not include cases among people who reside in nursing homes, assisted living centers or correctional facilities.
This post was updated on Wednesday, May 12, at 7:21 p.m. ET to reflect the most recently released data from the state Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.