Health Commissioner Mark Levine said that the expanded eligibility gives him “a lot of confidence” that the state can keep youngsters safe and healthy.
The higher the percentage of the population vaccinated, the less frequently anyone encounters the virus. That makes it extremely unlikely that a vaccinated individual will ever get the virus, while the unvaccinated person still has a real chance of becoming ill.
Latest numbers reveal 810 prisoners taking the shot and 421 refusing. That’s a refusal rate of 34.2% among Vermont’s incarcerated population.
By the end of the day Friday, the county expects to reach the 100,000-dose milestone. But there are vaccination disparities between white and BIPOC community members.
Before the vaccine was made available publicly, tens of thousands of volunteers were vaccinated and the resulting data carefully examined. The “experiment” has now been enlarged to include 231 million Americans.
The front line for difficult conversations about the Covid-19 vaccine is often the exam table at a local health clinic. Doctors say to lead with empathy — and information.
The state has surpassed Connecticut for the highest per capita rate in the nation.
Appointments have been made for nearly all of the expected 600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be administered Sunday.
Gov. Phil Scott said the state could begin administering the one-dose vaccines again as soon as Tuesday.
The liberal arts school is the first college in Vermont to make vaccinations mandatory for students returning to campus in the fall.
Chittenden County, like much of the state, is seeing a downward trend in Covid-19 infections as more residents are vaccinated.
Figures from this week show that, so far, 35.8% of incarcerated people have declined to take the coronavirus vaccination shot.
The Department of Health has sought to overcome skepticism of state government among Indigenous Vermonters.
VTDigger has compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the delay recommended by federal health agencies.