NY Seniors Seeking COVID Vaccine Turned Away By Connecticut Pharmacy

A CVS pharmacy in Connecticut says it had to turn away a group of New York seniors who traveled to the state to try and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The group of 80 year olds made reservations online but were turned away because they did not meet the residency rules, the Waterford Police said. No one was arrested. Connecticut is currently ranked fourth in the country in distributing the vaccine, however Governor Ned Lamont said they would not bend on any rules for others.

"You've got to live here in Connecticut or work here in Connecticut," he said. "You've got to identify yourself as such when you sign onto that CVS site to make that appointment for your vaccination. You're going to have to show proof of where you're from, and you're going to have to prove you're over the age of 75."

In addition to being the right age and a resident of CT, people eligible for the vaccine in the state include healthcare workers and medical first responders who face a risk of COVID-19 exposure; and long-term care facility residents and staff members.

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