The state is focused on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and by the end of this week, thousands of nursing home residents are expected to receive their first dose.
The distribution at nursing homes in the state is steady and throughout this week, the flow of vaccines will increase.
At least 200 nursing homes are expecting their first batch of shots by the end of this week.
So far, more than 55,000 vaccines have been distributed throughout the state.
Connecticut is rolling out vaccines in phases. Currently, we're in 1A so healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents and first responders are first in line.
"We will be working to expand and we're working now to expand the number of providers who will be able to give vaccinations. We'll be bringing retail pharmacies into the mix, more types of providers as we expand the eligible population for vaccines," said Dept. of Public Health Acting Commissioner Deidre Gifford.