Before 9 a.m. Monday, Steve Dunn had already fielded three calls from constituents who couldn’t get a vaccine appointment until the end of April. With more than half a million newly eligible 55 to 64-year-olds and school and child care workers frantically trying to book vaccine appointments on March 1, some are finding that they can’t get a slot until almost two months out.
Dunn, Brookfield’s first selectman, said he saw this problem coming. Towns can only vaccinate and open appointments for as many residents as they have shots for. So, each week, they wait to hear what the state will be providing.