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Lamont Considers State Administering COVID Boosters In Nursing Homes

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill
Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said the state might want to administer booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccines in nursing homes.

About 5% of Connecticut nursing homes have been turning over each week with newcomers not having been vaccinated. The state has asked the state National Guard to vaccinate the new admissions.

Josh Geballe is the state’s chief operating officer. He said nursing homes have been told to have a vaccination partner with a pharmacy to make sure new residents and staff get their shots on an ongoing basis.

Lamont said his administration wants to look into administering boosters shots to nursing home residents, who were hit hardest by the pandemic.

A former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration said it is quite likely another dose of the vaccine will be needed for some portion of the population before the fall.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.