The state hit its lowest PCR testing level since the earliest days of the pandemic.
Eappen, a Boston-based physician and hospital administrator, is set to replace Dr. John Brumsted, who is retiring from the state’s largest healthcare provider after more than a decade.
Metrics like cases and hospitalizations that increased last week are back down again, the Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday.
Availability at certain Vermont pharmacies and walk-in clinics starts Wednesday. The booster is designed to target the now-dominant variants of the virus and is recommended for everyone 12 and older.
The FEMA program has received applications related to just one-third of the people statewide who have died of the virus, according to its own data.
The Vermont Department of Health reported a rise in Covid metrics this week, but still rated the state as “low” overall.
Vermont is expecting 17,000 doses in its first shipment, state officials said.
It’s too soon to say if the 47 Covid hospitalizations reported Wednesday signal a more significant shift.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped some quarantine and isolation requirements, but the state Department of Health had already loosened those requirements months ago.
More than 4,800 people came to Vermont between 2020 and 2021 — reversing years of population loss from people moving out of the state.