Gov. Ned Lamont’s decision to release school-by-school immunization rates came a day after his public health commissioner announced she was not making the data public.
Public health commissioner won’t release school-by-school vaccination data
The decision to withhold the data comes after calls for transparency from lawmakers who say parents should have access to the information as the school year begins.
Education group: Repeal the religious exemption from vaccination
Connecticut’s religious exemption from vaccinating school children should be repealed and state Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell must be free to weigh in on the issue, the head of an education reform advocacy group said Monday.
Republican lawmakers ask health commissioner not to offer opinion on vaccine exemption repeal
The lawmakers sent a letter to Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell saying it would be improper for her to offer an opinion on the issue.
In quest to repeal vaccine exemption, legislators seek powerful ally
But so far, the state’s new health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, is taking pains to remain outside the political fray.
Connecticut sees ’emerging threat’ in PFAS chemicals
Frustrated by the EPA’s inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.
Legislative leaders press health commissioner on religious vaccine exemption
Legislative leaders ramped up pressure Thursday on the state’s new commissioner of public health, asking her to take a formal position on the hot-button issue of vaccine exemptions.
Dozens of vaccine skeptics testify against removal of religious exemption
Dozens of immunization skeptics criticized the last-minute attempt to push through legislation that would dismantle the religious exemption, while hundreds more crowded into hearing rooms to listen to the testimony.
Three key appointments, including public health chief, clear legislative committee
Three critical gubernatorial appointments appeared to easily clear the legislature’s joint committee on executive and legislative nominations Tuesday.