HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont got his first dose of the COVID vaccine Tuesday.

He was given an injection of the Pfizer vaccine.

The 67-year-old governor became eligible to receive the shot last week when the state expanded Phase 1B to include adults 65 and over.

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Across the state, 473,000 people have received their first shot of the COVID vaccine.

In New Jersey, a little more than 1 million residents have gotten their first dose, and in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state has distributed 91% of its vaccine allocation with 1.9 million people getting a first dose.

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