More Montanans Soon To Be Eligible For Coronavirus Vaccines
Montana is making more people eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines, starting next Monday. Gov. Greg Gianforte said all Montanans between the ages of 60 and 70 will qualify to receive coronavirus vaccines, along with those age 16 and over with additional preexisting conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and liver disease. With those currently eligible and those being added next week, Montana is prioritizing the groups that account for nearly 90% of Montana's deaths due to the pandemic. Montana will be receiving over 33,000 first doses of vaccines this week, including 8,700 for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The state will get another 21,000 second doses.