School employees could end up on two lists, which means some vaccine might go to waste, officials said.
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As mass vaccination centers take the lead in the COVID race, the push is on to reach the most vulnerable
While mass vaccination sites have helped overall vaccination rates, they have not reached the state’s most vulnerable populations.
Price tag for state police at Capitol non-protest: $125,000
The National Guard also spent $122,000 in overtime to protect the Capitol and other buildings during that week.
State closes COVID recovery facilities as nursing home cases continue to fall
The two stand-alone recovery centers have seen more than 320 patients since they reopened in October during the second surge.
Fatal drug overdoses increased by 13% in 2020, with biggest increase during height of pandemic
There were 133 fatal overdoses in April 2020, compared to 86 in 2019 — a 35% increase.
After a slow start, a new push to distribute COVID vaccines to Bridgeport’s neighborhoods
A lack of vaccines, staff shortages and uneven distribution have contributed to complicate the city’s COVID vaccination efforts.
State goes over 100,000 dose mark in vaccinations of long-term care residents and staff
At the beginning of this week, almost all nursing home residents have had at least one dose of vaccine.
Eligible Black and Hispanic residents getting COVID vaccine at about half the rate as eligible white residents
Of the 75+ age group, 13% of Black residents, 18% of Hispanics and 30% of whites have received first doses.
Lamont unveils plans to reduce cost of health care, cap price of prescription drugs
The plan includes an annual assessment on insurance carriers to fund additional subsidies on Connecticut’s insurance exchange, Access Health CT.
State memo: COVID vaccine providers should emphasize vulnerable populations
The memo emphasized that COVID vaccine providers must do a better job of tracking race and ethnicity data.
As problems continue with federal vaccine system, more and more vaccinators turning to other ways to fill clinics
The result is a potpourri of options but a potential lack of coordination.
Lamont ends legal immunity for nursing homes, hospitals
Legal immunity for nursing homes and hospitals will end March 1, nearly a year after the state imposed the order.
State to expand hours and add more people to schedule vaccine appointments
Phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week starting Monday.
State to offer nursing home staff another chance to get vaccinated as deaths continue to decline in state’s long-term care facilities
Officials believe 50% to 60% of the state’s more than 25,000 nursing home employees have now been vaccinated.
Hundreds scrambling for vaccines in Eastern Connecticut after hospitals cancel appointments
First-dose clinics are “paused” and any second-dose appointments that had not come through their systems originally are cancelled.