On April 16, 2021

Vermonters age 16-18 now eligible Saturday for Covid-19 vaccine

Vermonters age 16, 17 and 18 can make their vaccine appointments starting Saturday (April 17) at 10 a.m.;  all Vermonters age 16 and up will be eligible on Monday, April 19, as was originally planned (but now at an earlier time — starting online at 6 a.m.), state officials announced at Friday’s press conference, April 16.

The 16-18 age group was moved up two days ahead of schedule to allow 16- and 17-year-olds greater opportunity to get appointments for the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine they can receive. Eighteen-year-olds can get Pfizer or Moderna, but were included in the group since many are high school seniors, officials said.

“As you know, I’ve made getting kids back into school a priority,” said Governor Phil Scott, Friday. “This step will help give those kids the opportunity to register for Pfizer doses a bit earlier, which is their only vaccine option at this time, and possibly enjoy the end of the school year in a more normal way.”

Make an appointment by visiting healthvermont.gov/MyVaccine.

Learn what 16- and 17-year-olds need to know about making an appointment: apps.health.vermont.gov/COVID/faq/#4849.

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