New Haven, CT Vaccines

Yale Daily News

Local vaccination campaign hopes to increase youth vaccination rates

Alongside free pizza and live music, the New Haven Health Department hosted a “Rock the Vax” event on Saturday to encourage young people to get COVID-19 vaccines. The event took place in the 333 Valley Street Center: An Intergenerational Organization, Inc. — nicknamed “The Shack” — and is one of the many vaccination clinics held in Ward 30 throughout September. The Health Department organized the event in partnership with Griffin Health and Ward 30 Alder Honda Smith to target youth living in the ward. According to the New Haven’s COVID-19 website, only 37 percent of New Haven teens aged 12-15 have received their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, and only 30 percent have received their second dose.

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 ...
Register Citizen

Vaccine trial no tribulation for Trumbull family

TRUMBULL — Ashley Balestriere wants her children to have a normal childhood. But for that to happen, she decided to sign them up for an unusual activity. Earlier this year, Balestriere registered her son and daughter in a Moderna trial study for children at a Yale New Haven Health research facility. The trial is nearing its end and, should the vaccine be granted emergency use authorization, Balestriere is eager to vaccinate them.
Register Citizen

COVID cases dip, low vaccination rate ticks up in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — A month after Mayor Joe Ganim reinstituted the city’s indoor mask mandate, the number of coronavirus cases in Bridgeport has dipped, shifting Connecticut’s largest city out of the “red alert” high transmission zone it was in during late August. But there are no plans to reverse the current...

Bethel to hold student vaccination clinic next week

BETHEL — In an effort to get more young people vaccinated against COVID-19, Bethel’s school district plans to hold a student vaccination clinic next Friday. The clinic will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Bethel High School’s track and field facility, with second doses administered at the same location and time on Oct. 15.

COVID-19: Digital Vaccination Passport Being Considered In Connecticut

Connecticut could be following in neighboring New York’s footsteps in bringing a COVID-19 vaccine passport to the state to make it easier to determine whether someone is vaccinated. With the COVID-19 data in Connecticut beginning to show improvement, and the state’s vaccine program among the top in the nation, Lamont...

Connecticut DPH Issues Statement Regarding FDA Vaccine Advisors Vote

HARTFORD, Conn.--Today, the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine at least six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older as well as for individuals at high risk of severe COVID-19. The advisory committee did not opine on booster shots for those whose primary vaccine series was with the Moderna or the J& J vaccine. Further booster recommendations for those vaccines are anticipated in the coming weeks.