Vaccine sign-up begins for Vermonters age 40 and over

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This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Vermonters who are age 40 and over are now eligible to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.

The state began accepting appointments for people in the age group at 8:15 a.m. Monday. Next week, the age will drop to those 30 and over. On April 19, all adult Vermonters will be eligible to be vaccinated.

The presence of the virus in Vermont has been increasing in recent weeks. Officials say the state is in a race to vaccinate as many people as possible to help stop the spread of the virus.

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