COVID Vaccines Available to Age 16 + Homebound + Medically Fragile + Pregnancy

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Due to an anticipated increase in vaccine supply, as well as progress in the vaccine rollout thus far, Governor Lamont announced an accelerated schedule for COVID-19 vaccines.

  • On Friday, March 19, vaccine eligibility will expand to ages 45 years and older. Scheduling of individuals under 55 should not begin until Friday morning.
  • This will be the last age-based rollout. Tentatively, all individuals over the age of 16 will be eligible for vaccination on April 5.
  • During the month of April, the state will work with providers and the Department of Developmental Services to accelerate access for the most medically high-risk individuals under
    45.
  • To reach CT residents who may be homebound, CT DPH has created a Homebound Individual Intake Form. Submissions will be used to connect homebound COVID-19 vaccination needs with those offering homebound COVID-19 vaccination services.
    • Individuals who meet “homebound resident” criteria include those who are
      physically unable to go to a vaccination clinic or mass vaccination site with or without assistance.
    • Homebound individuals must also have no prior history of anaphylaxis or severe
      allergic reaction requiring the use of an epinephrine auto-injector (e.g., EpiPen).
  • There are ongoing clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of vaccines in pregnant people. CDC and the FDA have safety monitoring systems in place to gather information about vaccination during pregnancy
    • CDC is inviting people who received a COVID-19 vaccine within 30 days prior to their last menstrual period OR during pregnancy to participate in the v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry.
    • Anyone previously enrolled in v-safe reporting that they were pregnant at the time of vaccination or after vaccination may be contacted by CDC for more information.

This update was brought to us by…

Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home
https://www.cthealthcareathome.org/

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