Gov. Lamont says CT well prepared to expand COVID-19 vaccines to children

Gov. Ned Lamont has provided some more insight into how the state plans to roll out the coronavirus vaccine to kids 12 to 15 years old.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2021, 11:17 AM

Updated 1,112 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont has provided some more insight into how the state plans to roll out the coronavirus vaccine to kids 12 to 15 years old.
Connecticut's Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe says the state should receive more guidance on the rollout from the federal government soon.
"What we have learned, particularly in the last month and a half with vaccinated 15- and 16-year-olds, is that, since a parental guardian is required... weekend is really the preferred option... expand access this weekend coming up," Geballe says.
He says the state is very well prepared for the additional expansion.
Gov. Lamont says there are no plans to make the COVID vaccine mandatory for school children and that an executive order on that is his "least popular option."
Lamont is encouraging students to get the vaccine though, and says it will be difficult for all teachers to return to the classroom full-time if students are not vaccinated
Moderna says it expects to get expanded approval from the FDA once it concludes its U.S. study on 12- to 17-year-olds in the middle of this year.


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