Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani held a news conference Monday to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in Connecticut.
They encouraged vaccinations for people who are eligible, including younger age groups that have recently been approved, to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
While it’s summer and people are enjoying time outdoors now, Juthani said Fall and the school year are not too far away.
“So there are a few key things I want people to remember. First of all, we’ve got about 50 percent of our children who are 5 to 11 years old currently vaccinated,” she said.
However, that might be a long time ago, and everyone, from 5 years through adulthood are eligible for a booster shot, she said.
“We’re going into our first school season without a mask mandate in place and we’re able to do that because we have these tools at our disposal, specifically vaccines for the entire school-age age group,” she said.
State officials are also urging adults to get vaccinated and urged everyone to get up to date with what they are eligible for.
“If you are over 50 and haven’t gotten vaccinated this calendar year, 2022, …