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Boosters Begin for Some Kids

Screenshot of Hartford HealthCare’s Facebook feed as Charles Jameson Muro of West Hartford is vaccinated.

Charles Jameson Muro of West Hartford was among the first of the newly-eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster at a Hartford HealthCare event, and said it was for extra protection, ‘just like a helmet or a seatbelt.’

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Connecticut children between 12 and 15 began receiving COVID-19 booster shots during a Thursday morning Hartford HealthCare event, which followed an endorsement by federal regulators for the age group to receive supplemental shots late Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control now recommends that people as young as 12 receive a booster dose five months after their initial course of a Pfizer vaccination.

“This booster dose will provide optimized protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. I encourage all parents to keep their children up to date with CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.

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