Nearly 1,000 of Vermont’s youngest children received the COVID vaccine in the first days of eligibility

Nearly 1,000 of Vermont’s youngest children received the COVID vaccine in the first days of eligibility. According to Vermont Immunization Registry, 973 children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years had received their first COVID vaccine shot as of Wednesday morning. The vaccine was authorized for use on June 18. There are about 26,000 Vermont children in the age bracket. According to Ben Truman, Public Health Communication Officer with the Vermont Department of Health, vaccination progress in this age bracket will soon be incorporated into the state’s Vaccine Dashboard, which continues to be updated by state officials.