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UConn Health doctor weighs in on eligibility for COVID booster shot after FDA only approves for 65+, those at high risk

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Booster shots of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be administered as early as Friday, but who will get one is still up for discussion. “What the FDA review showed was in the general population, at this date and time, there wasn’t sufficient data to support booster doses,” said Dr. David Banach, hospital epidemiologist at UConn Health.
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Toad's Place Offers COVID-19 Rapid Tests Amid Options For Entry

More entertainment venues are requiring people to be vaccinated or test negative before seeing a show. Now, one place is getting creative to help make sure people can get inside. Before people rocked out at Toad’s Place in New Haven on Sunday, they had to either show proof of COVID-19...
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Stony Brook’s Wolfieland back after COVID hiatus

Wolfieland, Stony Brook University’s annual carnival, returned on Sept. 11 at the SAC H parking lot and saw thousands of attendees, a record-breaking turnout compared to previous years. This year’s Wolfieland, hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), had food trucks from local Long Island vendors, along with rides like...
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Where can you get a COVID-19 booster shot in Connecticut? Vaccine providers are making plans

As federal regulators prepare to authorize COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans 65 and older who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, officials at the state’s largest hospital systems say those doses could be available by appointment as soon as later this week. “As soon as we get the final guidance from the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] later this week, we’ll begin the ...
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Nearly 20,000 third COVID doses already administered in CT, official says

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has voted against COVID vaccine boosters for the general population, Connecticut has already administered nearly 20,000 third doses to immunocompromised residents, a state health official said. As of Friday, the state has administered 19,400 third doses, according to Chris Boyle, a spokesperson for...
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COVID cases low among CT colleges, universities

With the fall semester for Connecticut universities well underway, the number of COVID-19 cases on campus remain relatively low. Universities are requiring that all students and faculty submit proof of vaccination before allowing, though most universities allow certain religious and medical exemptions. Schools are enforcing alternate safety protocols for students who choose to arrive on campus unvaccinated, such as regular testing and stricter mask enforcement.
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