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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is encouraged by Pfizer's announcement that its COVID-19 vaccines are safe for 5 to 11 year olds.

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New York state is making it easier to get commercial driver’s licences to help with the shortage of school bus drivers.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul wears a necklace with the word "vaxed" during an event in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.
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Governor Kathy Hochul said she does not believe health care workers in New York should be able to cite a religious exemption to avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The governor, who held a briefing on the status of the coronavirus in the state, was reacting to a court decision temporarily upholding the rights of some health care workers to refuse the vaccine on religious grounds.

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Almost 60% of Metropolitan Transportation Agency employees have gotten their COVID-19 vaccines. This comes after the agency has pulled the death benefit for any unvaccinated employees who die from the virus. 

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Connecticut is likely to have digital credentials for COVID-19 vaccines available by the end of the month. Officials said it would make it easy to scan and verify vaccination status.