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State Officials Encourage Vaccinations as COVID Numbers Climb

Gov. Ned Lamont Monday in Bridgeport Credit: NBC Connecticut screengrab (Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com)

Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani said vaccines are the tool that will make it possible to go into the upcoming school year without a mask mandate.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Gov. Ned Lamont and public health officials urged Connecticut residents Monday to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations as cases and hospitalizations related to the virus continue to climb amid spread of infectious new subvariants.

As of Monday, the positivity rate over the past seven days in West Hartford was 10.8%, with 60 cases reported over the past week – a number that does not represent the results of at-home tests.

Lamont and Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani encouraged vaccine uptake at a mobile clinic held at the Burroughs-Saden Public Library in Bridgeport. Juthani said vaccines were now available for residents aged six months and older and were especially important for school-age children.

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