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Vaccine appointments open to Vermonters 65 and older

Mar 1 2021, 10:27 AM

Vermonters age 65 and older can now register for Covid-19 vaccine appointments.

To register for a vaccine appointment, visit (preferred) or call 855-722-7878. 

You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, address, email (if available), phone number, and health insurance information (if available, but not required).

Slots opened at 8:15 on Monday morning. Appointment times are first come, first served. However, the state has reserved enough openings to guarantee each person in this age group a slot.

There are now three options for scheduling an appointment: The Vermont Department of HealthKinney Drugs, and Walgreens.

Each has its own registration system. You may choose to schedule an appointment with whichever is most convenient. However, the Health Department has said you should not book an appointment on multiple sites — please pick one.

Officials said last week that they anticipated a high volume of requests in the first hours after opening these appointments. There are approximately 42,000 Vermonters in the 65-69 age band, said Mike Smith, secretary of the Agency of Human Services. Smith recommended that users register online rather than by phone, if possible.

[Read more: How to sign up for the Covid vaccine]

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