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Wilton COVID Update: Patience Required, Vaccine Registration Tips, Drive-Thru Senior Lunch and Case Data

It is an understatement that patience is required throughout the vaccine administration period. 

Connecticut has been receiving 44,000 first doses per week.  Next week, Connecticut will receive an extra 50,000 doses and then return to 44,000 per week.  There are 275,000 Connecticut residents aged 75 or above.  You can do the math. Depending on the number that choose to be vaccinated, first doses for those aged 75 and up may require 4 or more weeks.  The remaining groups in Phase 1B exceed 1 million residents.  Phase 1B will be long in duration.  

Today’s announcement about vaccinations for individuals aged 75 and above is available here.  

It is confirmed that tomorrow the Governor will be making a formal announcement about the remaining groups in Phase 1B.  The State will adopt a phased roll-in of Phase 1B.  Those at greater risk of death will be prioritized.  Residents aged 75 and up are being prioritized because approximately 70% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in that age group.  Today’s reported 87 deaths in one day is a stark reminder. 

Vaccine Registration Tips:

  • You must have an email to register online. 
  • You can’t register yourself and a spouse/partner/friend using the same email address.  You must each have a unique address. 
  • If your email address is rejected, try entering in lower case.
  • If you don’t have an email address or uncomfortable registering online, tomorrow a registration phone number will be released.
  • If your out-of-state 75 and up relative is living with you during the pandemic, they can register for the vaccine in CT.
  • Upon submitting the registration application,  your application will be reviewed to determine if you are a member of a group approved for vaccines within CT.  
  • If approved, you will receive two emails: 1-from CT DPH indicating your information has been uploaded into the VAMS system and 2-from  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to guide you through the scheduling process.
  • Once you are fully registered you may schedule an appointment through the VAMS system.  You may receive a notice that it could require up to 2 weeks for you to be fully registered. Registrations have been occurring much more quickly than 2 weeks.   
  • If you are denied, you will receive an email from CT DPH with an explanation or a request for additional information.   
  • If you have a question about the registration process, please contact either Director of Social Services Sarah Heath, Social Services/Senior Center Coordinator Stephanie Rowe or Jackie Rochester in the my office. Please DO NOT contact the Wilton Health Department.

Drive Thru Senior Lunch:  Social Services’ very popular drive-thru senior lunch returns next Wednesday, January 20th, with assistance from members of the volunteer Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Aren’t they busy enough!  Pick-up is from 11:00a.m. to noon. To enough lunches, please register by contacting Stephanie Rowe at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 203-834-6240.

Vaccine and Case Data:

As of this morning, the CDC reported the following for vaccines:

  • Connecticut:  315,025 doses of vaccines delivered, 161,875 initial doses administered.
  • Nationwide, 29.4 million vaccines had been delivered and 10.3 million first doses administered.

The following is data, as of 8:30 p.m. last night, from today’s CT DPH report versus yesterday’s January 12th report:

  • Wilton:  6 new cases reported. 691 cases pandemic-to-day (PTD) 
  • Statewide:  3,529 new cases.  6.23% of the 56,600 new tests reported were positive.  220,576 cases PTD.
  • Fairfield County 934 new cases.  65,000 cases PTD.
  • Hospitalized Patients:  Statewide1,148 with a 6-net patient decrease. Fairfield County267 with a 17-net patient decrease.
  • Deaths:  Statewide, 6,536 with 87 new deaths.  Fairfield County, 1,821 with 15 new deaths.  Wilton, 45, with no new deaths.  

The following chart shows the distribution of known cases by age for the previous periods and the current 7-day period.  Newly known cases ranged in age from 5 to 76.

 

Wilton

Jan 17 to

Jan 5 to

Dec 29 to

Nov 10 to

Ages

Population

Jan 18th

Jan 11th

Jan 4th

Dec 28th 

0 to 4

5%

0%

0%

0%

4%

5 to 14

18%

17%

22%

12%

9%

15 to 24

13%

17%

18%

20%

20%

25 to 44

16%

17%

20%

24%

20%

45 to 65

32%

33%

37%

28%

41%

65+

16%

17%

3%

16%

6%

With the uptick in cases and the variant strain of the virus found in Connecticut, please exercise extra caution and behave as if you have the virus and as if those around you do as well.

5 W’s

  • Watch your distance
  • Wear a mask/face covering when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance whether indoors or outside
  • Walk, run or bike to the right in single file when passing another person on the NRVT, sidewalks and trails
  • Wait to host indoor gatherings
  • Wash your hands

If you have a question, please email me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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