COVID-19 Update

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MONTPELIER — Documents from the Vermont Department of Health indicate over 21,100 people in Vermont age 75 and older were scheduled for vaccination for either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine on Monday, the opening day of registration.

State officials called the numbers “greatly encouraging,” and vaccinations — slated to begin on Wednesday, Jan. 27 — will be administered at health departments, Kinney Drugs and other locations, according to a press release.

Appointments can be made online at healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine and by calling 1-855-722-7878 on Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Language interpretation is available by pressing 1 after calling the call center at 1-855-722-7878, according to the state.

The Department of Health recorded 122 new cases statewide of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the cumulative state total to 11,165 since the pandemic began, with 50 hospitalized, six in the ICU and six hospitalized and under investigation, documents showed.

A 2.3% positivity rate was recorded over 296,925 people tested and 853,551 total tests, with 7,476 total people having recovered from COVID-19, documents showed.

One-hundred and seventy-one people have recovered from the virus, documents showed, with 146 travelers monitored and 273 contacts monitored, a release stated.

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