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Here's how CT is planning to roll out COVID vaccine to kids

Anticipating that federal officials will soon grant emergency authorization to a coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has reached out to 1,100 providers across the state to begin developing a network for administering the shots. As of last week, at least 200 pediatricians...
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ANSWER DESK: CT prepares for youth vaccinations

(WFSB) -- The FDA and the CDC are preparing to vote on Pfizer's request to vaccinated kids between five and 11 years. How is Connecticut preparing to for this next round of vaccinations?. President Biden’s plan relies heavily on pediatricians’ offices, and that’s what is happening in Connecticut. Until the...

COVID-19 vaccines for children could lead to end of statewide mask requirement in Connecticut schools

The coming rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children age 5-11 could eventually lead to the end of mask mandates in Connecticut schools, state officials say. “At some point it’ll be up to the schools,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. “We’ve got to make sure we have time to get most of those kids vaccinated. That’s important for the safety of the other kids.” It is unclear, however, how soon ...
New Haven Register

CDC report: CT ranks first in child vaccinations

Connecticut has the highest vaccination rate for its youngest children in the nation, according to a recent CDC report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used data from the National Immunization Survey-Child to assess vaccine coverage among children born in 2017 and 2018 before they turned 2 years old.

Vaccination Status Still A Driving Factor In COVID Cases In Connecticut

Over the last seven days, 72.7% of cases of COVID-19 were in unvaccinated residents and 27.3% were in fully vaccinated residents. As of Thursday there were 15,089 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated residents. An estimated 2.4 million residents have completed their vaccine series which means only 0.64% of fully vaccinated persons have contracted the virus and 144 have died. The deaths represent about 12% of all COVID-19 deaths since February 2021.
New Haven Register

Resident vaccination rates fluctuating in CT nursing homes

In January, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut was the first state in the nation to vaccinate all nursing home residents. By the end of that month, the state had even administered more doses than there were residents, in part because some facilities cater to residents discharged from hospitals who enter nursing homes for short periods to recover.