The next Vermont age group eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, people aged 65 and older, can now register for vaccine appointments.
Online and phone registrations opened on Monday.
Gov. Phil Scott said the emergency use authorization of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine will allow the state to inoculate more people faster.
“This is another significant step forward in our work to end this pandemic and I join many in Vermont and across the country welcoming this news,” he said in a written statement on Saturday.
Following the 65 and older age group, Vermont will start vaccinating residents with certain high-risk health conditions. State officials are expected to discuss that phase on Tuesday.