Vermont may lift COVID-19 restrictions early


Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population – those age 12 and older – have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan – currently slated for July 4– and remove its remaining restrictions.

On May 14, Vermont moved into the penultimate stepof the Vermont Forward plan after hitting its June 1vaccination target more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

Vermont currently ranks first in the nation in rate of vaccination, with over 70% of the eligible population having received at least on dose. As of Friday morning, to reach the 80% threshold to remove restrictions early, an additional 27,954 need to be vaccinated.

The Scott Administration will regularly update Vermonters on its progress towards the 80% goal.

It has never been easier to get your COVID-19 vaccine. All Vermonters age 12 and older can find the schedule for daily walk-in clinics, or can register for an appointment, at

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