Child care staff at Norwalk preschool say they’re not comfortable getting COVID-19 vaccine yet
Child care employees will be the next to get their COVID-19 vaccines due to Gov. Ned Lamont's new rollout plan, but some say they aren't exactly comfortable with getting it right away.
Lamont's revised plan is creating a push to get kids back into the classroom full time, five days a week, and in order to do that, teachers need protection.
The owner and director of L'il Critters Preschool in Norwalk tells News 12 she's not making it mandatory for her staff to get the vaccine, but feels like the state is working to keep her employees safe.
"It makes me feel good because we are essential workers, we do have to be here for working parents and the children do have to come to school," says Gay Cavanaugh.
She says, though, only half of her staff is seeking to get vaccinated.
Employees who are opposed to getting the vaccine say they may change their opinion over time.
Lamont says special clinics will be set up for those who do want it.
One teacher says she feels safe working as students over the age of 3 years old are required to wear masks and temperatures are taken daily.
The governor and state health officials recently launched a new ad campaign designed to ease people's doubts and fears over taking the vaccine.
Experts say the best advice is to talk with your doctor to get all your questions and concerns answered.