HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut is expanding its COVID vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and older.

More than one million residents can now book appointments statewide.

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Only the Pfizer vaccine has been granted federal approval for 16 and 17-year-olds.

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The drug maker said Wednesday a clinical trial showed its efficacy is 100% in kids 12 to 15. It will soon apply for expanded emergency use authorization.

Over the past two weeks, the average number of daily new cases in Connecticut has increased by more than 60%.

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CBSNewYork Team