Gov. Ned Lamont and Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani have urged adult residents to get inoculated ahead of the holidays.
Nearly a third of all wasted COVID vaccine doses in CT were lost since the end of May.
Officials ‘paused’ administration of the vaccine on Tuesday
Manufacturing problems will delay thousands of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines from reaching Connecticut in the coming weeks.
Nearly 1.4 million Connecticut residents will be eligible for vaccination next, but the state only gets 45,000 doses a week.
News about expanding the vaccine came the same day Connecticut’s daily positivity rate jumped to 10.7%, the highest since spring.
Connecticut is expected to get 63,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week, along with 24,375 doses from Pfizer.
With the coronavirus vaccine’s release following a weekend of dropping infection rates, Gov. Ned Lamont urged residents to remain cautious.
The state is expected to get its first shipment of COVID vaccines as early as Dec. 14.
Longstanding health disparities have amplified during the pandemic, creating ‘heightened levels of mistrust.’
The panel is analyzing who should receive the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine and devising strategies for public outreach.
The proposal calls for a three-stage distribution plan, but complex logistics remain unresolved.
‘The trust is not there,’ said Yale cardiologist Harlan Krumholz.
While Blacks and Latinos are hardest hit by the coronavirus, they are wary of participating in vaccine trials.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said he expects to know, by the end of October, ‘whether the product works or not.’