Connecticut residents age 75 and older will be able to begin signing up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments next week. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont promised on Monday the process should be more orderly than in states where senior citizens have waited outdoors in long lines to get a shot. Lamont said vaccines will be administered by appointment only and people will be able to sign up online or by telephone, beginning Jan. 18. Information about the appointment system is expected to be released later this week. Since Friday, there have been more than 7,300 new confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19.