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Lamont: 100K COVID-19 vaccine appointments expected on day one of 16+ eligibility

The governor says hope is on the way. "We've got a good supply of vaccine that continues to come," he said.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday morning that at least 100,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments have been made for Thursday.

This comes on the first day the state has extended its vaccine eligibility to include residents ages 16 and up.

RELATED: People ages 16+ eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1

Lamont said hope is on the way.

"We've got a good supply of vaccine that continues to come," he said.

According to the governor, the state's supply of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shots have arrived for the current week and on schedule for next week.

With the rollout, comes a wave of tens of thousands of people looking to book appointments, so state officials and healthcare providers are asking for patience.

Click here for more information regarding scheduling an appointment.

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