Between 70% to 80% of hospitalized COVID patients are unvaccinated, said CT Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani.
Gov. Ned Lamont and Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani have urged adult residents to get inoculated ahead of the holidays.
Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has reached out to 1,100 providers across the state.
Pfizer hasn’t delivered conclusive proof to back up its confidence on the value of booster shots in fighting COVID variants.
Nearly a third of all wasted COVID vaccine doses in CT were lost since the end of May.
Across Connecticut, providers have begun requesting more doses of the Pfizer vaccine in preparation.
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.
Officials credit Connecticut’s success in vaccinating older residents for keeping the COVID-19 death rate low as cases rise.
For two months, the governor’s staff has mulled the right time and setting for his inoculation.
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.
Outside Hartford Hospital, a nurse injected a doctor Monday with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut.