Vaccinated Vermonters may get together, Middlebury College student restrictions easing

Gov. Phil Scott announced at Friday’s press conference that effective March 5, people who are vaccinated can gather with other vaccinated individuals at their homes. “For example, if eight fully vaccinated individuals wanted to get together at someone’s house for dinner, they’re now able to do so,” Gov. Scott said. “This can also include one other household that is not vaccinated.” Gov. Scott acknowledged this will likely lead to other questions, and he expects to have further announcements next week. The g … (read more)

Taking COVID vaccines on the road

NEW HAVEN — It’s early Thursday morning, and the spacious Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHH&H) headquarters off Route 7 in New Haven is almost empty. The vast majority of the agency’s 60 clinical staff has already been dispatched to all corners o … (read more)

Teachers, high-risk Vermonters eligible for vaccine next week

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine coming online and the federal pharmacy program ramping up, Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday that school staff, child care workers and more Vermonters with high-risk conditions would become eligible to receive the Covid- … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vaccine delivery ‘well-organized’

I agree with John Pratt’s letter to the editor about the well-organized COVID vaccines given at the American Legion in Middlebury on Feb. 4. I was almost dreading what should have been a hopeful relief. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be. Thank … (read more)

Vaccine shipments to Vermont on the rise

MONTPELIER — Vermont is now getting 22% more COVID-19 vaccine doses per week from the federal government than its previous allocation, Gov. Phil Scott announced Tuesday. Scott learned in a call with other governors that morning that doses would increase a … (read more)

Letter to the editor: COVID vaccine was a breeze

I just got my first COVID shot at the American Legion. I have rarely seen an enterprise so well organized! My congratulations and hats off to whoever was responsible. Fast, no hitches, more than enough people to help. A+. John Pratt New Haven

Video: How to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online VERMONT — Folks 75 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Vermont. Not sure how to make your appointment online? This video from the Vermont Department of Health will guide you … (read more)

State to give COVID-19 vaccinations in Vergennes & Middlebury

MONTPELIER — Beginning today, Monday, Jan. 25, Vermonters who are age 75 and older can make an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination.   Vaccinations site — including ones in Middlebury and Vergennes — will begin getting shots in arms on Wednesday, Ja … (read more)

75-year-olds up next for COVID vaccine

VERMONT — State health officials will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to Vermonters age 75 and older beginning next week. Gov. Phil Scott said at Tuesday’s press conference that distribution of the vaccine to health care workers and long-term care facili … (read more)

Porter frontline workers vaccinated

MIDDLEBURY — By the end of this week, Porter Hospital will have given out a combined total of 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to its staff and other frontline healthcare workers, though state and federal authorities have yet to indicate when the vaccine will … (read more)

Letter to the editor: COVID vaccines needs promotion

The killing of Osama Bin Laden and family members included one setback — the credibility of vaccinators. As one of the thousands who served in the World Health Organization’s smallpox eradication campaign decades ago, I experienced over and over the resis … (read more)

Porter vaccinates frontline workers

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center continues to dispense COVID-19 vaccines to its frontline health care workers at a brisk pace. By the end of Monday, 307 Porter workers had received their first of two shots. That figure includes 61 Middlebury EMS staff, … (read more)

COVID & Community: How they created the vaccine so quickly

This is part of the package of COVID-related stories produced by Middlebury College students in Professor Lindsay Repka’s biochem class during the fall of 2020. Read the rest here. A COVID-19 vaccine is likely the most efficient way to fight the coronavir … (read more)

Eric Davis: Vaccines and promoting vaccines

More than 5,000 Vermonters have already received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 21,000 doses of the vaccine have arrived in Vermont, and the supply will ramp up in the weeks ahead. The priority now is to vaccinate persons who work in health … (read more)

Porter has begun virus vaccinations

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center administered COVID-19 vaccines to 193 of its frontline workers last week and was expected to inoculate another 150-170 this week, in what has become the first phase of protecting local health care professionals most like … (read more)