Family pleads with Gov. Lamont to allow daughter with muscular dystrophy early COVID-19 vaccine

A Milford woman whose homebound daughter is on life support is making a personal appeal to Gov. Ned Lamont to try and get her vaccinated.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2021, 11:14 PM

Updated 1,171 days ago


A Milford woman whose homebound daughter is on life support is making a personal appeal to Gov. Ned Lamont to try and get her vaccinated.
Venus Rogers says doctors have told her that her 36-year-old daughter Amber, who’s been on life support at home since the age of 2, is extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
Amber suffers from the most severe form of muscular dystrophy and relies upon a ventilator to breathe.
Her mom says it’s frustrating knowing that several neighboring states are allowing people with comorbidities like Amber's to get vaccinated now, regardless of their age.
Under Lamont's order, she says Amber, who has a compromised immune system, won’t be able to get her shots for almost two months.
Rogers is joining some Connecticut transplant patients in asking the governor to make special medical exceptions.

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