Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) on Thursday said booster shots are needed for people to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’ against Covid.
NBC New York reported:
Anyone who got a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago should not consider themselves fully vaccinated, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday as he urged Connecticut residents to get a booster shot.
Lamont spoke along with the state’s health commissioner and other health officials in Vernon, where he said he would not wait for official word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before telling all adults to get a booster vaccine and urging providers to make them available.
“CDC speaks Latin,” Lamont said. “I can’t figure out who is eligible, who’s not eligible.”
The governor said the state is working to make sure the most vulnerable, including those in nursing homes have access to the shot.
“If you were vaccinated more than six months ago, now is the time to get that booster,” he said. “Get it before Thanksgiving, before Christmas, before all those holidays.
Governor Lamont’s comments come after a Covid outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home killed 8 fully vaccinated residents and infected 89 others.
Among the 89 people infected at Geer Village Senior Community in Canaan, 87 were fully vaccinated.
Dr. Fauci and the CDC are starting to suggest Covid booster mandates are next.