Phil Scott

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. (ORCA Media)

MONTPELIER — Vermonters 65 and older are eligible to schedule and get COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Registration began on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

On Wednesday, any Vermonters 70 and over will be able to acquire a vaccine, and those over 65 and with at-risk conditions will be eligible for an FDA-approved third dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, Oct. 1.

“We believe restarting our clinics will increase access and hopefully get more shots in more arms faster,” Scott announced during his press conference on Tuesday.

Scott also extended mask-mandate guidance, urging Vermont schools to make masks mandatory for all inside the school until Nov. 1.

Pfizer submitted data from vaccine trials for the five to 11 age group on Tuesday morning, and Scott hailed the availability of that vaccine as a “game changer.”

As of Tuesday evening, Chittenden County reported 23 new cases and 629 cases in the past two weeks.

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