Some who are immunocompromised or who care for an at-risk loved one are at higher risk now as COVID restrictions begin to fall away.
The flavor ban had early momentum when the Public Health Committee approved the measure in March, but the bill stalled.
An ambitious bill to limit annual increases in the cost of prescription drugs failed to gain traction in the legislature this year.
Passage of the bills was a first step toward confronting what experts have called an escalating crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere.
A more ambitious bill that would have opened the program to those 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status, failed in committee.
The bill would bolster school mental health programs, increase wages for child care workers and create a minority teacher scholarship fund.
The bill is one of three major pieces of legislation that would improve access to mental health services for children and young adults.
Residents whose household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level can get low- or no-cost health plans via Access Health CT.
The first of three bills meant to improve services for children’s mental health in CT cleared the Senate on Friday with overwhelming support.
Three ambitious bills that address the growing crisis of children’s mental health in CT would devote millions to a range of initiatives.
Expanding access to health care, particularly for children, has been a priority for majority Democrats in the legislature.
Four Republicans and one Democratic senator voted against a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access life-ending medication.
The bill made it out of the Public Health Committee but Senate Democrats are sending it to another committee before calling it for a vote.
The positive result came during a regularly scheduled rapid self-test. The governor is asymptomatic and is awaiting the results of a PCR test.
State officials are encouraging people with multiple co-morbidities and older residents to get a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.