Gov. Ned Lamont and Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani have urged adult residents to get inoculated ahead of the holidays.
“If you’re over 18, go get yourself a booster shot right now if you haven’t had one already,” he said.
New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts adopted policies setting requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on resident care.
“This was a time that I could step up to the challenge,” Dr. Manisha Juthani said.
In Connecticut, 277,630 children in that age bracket now qualify for the immunization.
With the pandemic still lingering, Access Health CT is trying to reach the state’s uninsured population.
Another 25 workers are on unpaid leave.
Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has reached out to 1,100 providers across the state.
Nearly 75% of the 600+ long-term care facilities reported that 95% of their staff are immunized against COVID,
At least 98 nursing homes had staff COVID vaccination rates under 96% six days after the vaccination mandate deadline.
Hospital executives have had to grapple with whether people claiming religious exemptions have sincere religious beliefs or vaccine hesitancy.
Non-compliant employees have until Monday to show proof of vaccination or testing — or go on unpaid leave.
Officials are investigating how many long-term care workers got COVID-19 vaccine exemptions from a doctor accused of handing them out.
Connecticut’s COVID-19 landscape has changed rapidly in recent weeks.
Consumers will see higher rates in many health insurance plans, though not as high as insurance companies had sought.