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Public Health Commissioner Addresses Equity Concerns In Vaccine Plan

January 22, 2021: Resident Austin Anglin 67, is given the vaccine by Nurse Practitioner Geriann Gallagher as Hartford HealthCare launched a mobile vaccine clinic to get the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations starting at The Open Hearth in Hartford
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January 22, 2021: Resident Austin Anglin 67, is given the vaccine by Nurse Practitioner Geriann Gallagher as Hartford HealthCare launched a mobile vaccine clinic to get the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations starting at The Open Hearth in Hartford

Grocery store employees and other essential workers had expected to soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, Governor Lamont says the state’s vaccination plan will focus on age groups.

Today, we talk with Dr. Deidre Gifford, Acting Commissioner of the state Department of Public Health.  We ask: how does this new plan impact vaccine equity?

Do you have questions about how this vaccination plan affects you or your loved ones?

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Deidre Gifford - Acting Commissioner of Department of Public Health and Commissioner of the Department of Social Services for the State of Connecticut
  • Dr. Bisola Ojikutu - Infectious disease specialist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her work focuses on addressing disparities in infectious disease risk, prevention, care and treatment.

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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