Connecticut Update on Covid Booster Shots & Vaccinations for Children.


During a COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont gave an update on COVID booster shots, and discussed when children could possibly get the vaccine.

Right now, 460,000 children are not vaccinated in the state, but that will change if emergency use is approved for those ages 5 to 11 years old in the next few weeks.

The Department of Public Health commissioner said right now, COVID numbers in Connecticut are trending in the right direction.

On Thursday, the state's positivity rate was 2.28 percent.

“DPH is working extensively for pediatricians to get them enrolled in immunization program in anticipation of that. Parents and children should anticipate a lot of opportunities to be vaccinated, in traditional healthcare settings they are used to, pediatrician offices, settings that are comfortable to kids,” said Josh Geballe, the state’s chief operating officer.

Vials of booster vaccine on conveyor in pharmaceutical factory

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