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Investigators are gathering evidence in allegedly improper Connecticut vaccine exemption scheme

Seth Wenig

Connecticut officials are investigating how many health care workers were granted COVID-19 vaccine exemptions from a local physician.

Dr. Sue McIntosh is accused of granting signed medical exemptions through the mail — without ever examining patients. She offered exemptions for COVID-19 and other vaccines, routine testing and masks.

The state’s public health commissioner ordered hundreds of long-term care facilities to turn over any exemption form signed by McIntosh by Wednesday.

The Connecticut Medical Board temporarily suspended McIntosh’s medical license until a hearing Tuesday.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.