State officials also encouraged Connecticut residents to get a booster shot ahead of the holidays.
Health care workers in state agencies are claiming exemptions to vaccine mandates at a higher rate than workers outside government.
Probationary state employees will be the first suspended over Gov. Ned Lamont’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-test mandates.
Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he believes most state employees will report evidence of vaccination or testing before midnight.
School districts are required to record the vaccination status of all school employees, but not many have done it yet.
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While mass vaccination sites have helped overall vaccination rates, they have not reached the state’s most vulnerable populations.
At the beginning of this week, almost all nursing home residents have had at least one dose of vaccine.
Lamont says an “overwhelming” number of nursing home residents received the vaccine.
Lawmakers are also considering an amendment that would bar families from claiming a religious exemption to a future COVID-19 vaccine.
To give the bill a better chance of passing, proponents are exploring ways to make it less contentious, including allowing some unvaccinated students to stay in school.
Gov. Ned Lamont promised Monday to take the lead on the repeal of religious exemptions for school-age vaccinations.
The couple’s lawyer argued that school-level immunization data would be used as “a scare tactic to try to bully people into vaccinating.”
School officials have until Sept. 6 to report immunization data from 2018-19 to the health department. After that, the health department will process and sort the data, which is expected to take weeks.
Lawmakers abandoned their quest this year because they couldn’t reach agreement on what to do with unvaccinated children already in school.