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Checking In On The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

A Hartford HealthCare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
A Hartford HealthCare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine

So far, tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. Yet nationally, vaccine rollout has been going slower than experts had hoped.

This hour, we hear from reporters about how policies have shaped vaccine availability. And we get answers from a doctor about the science behind the shot.

What questions do you have about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine?

First, a group of frontline workers have written a book about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear from one of them.


  • Claire Martin - Personal Care Attendant (PCA) from Middletown
  • Nicole Leonard - Health care reporter for Connecticut Public Radio
  • Lauren Weber - Midwest correspondent for Kaiser Health News
  • Dr. Ellen Foxman - Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine

“Care Under COVID” can be purchased for $10 by emailing Book@1199trainingfund.org.

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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