Connecticut governor says boosters are needed in order for people to be fully vaccinated

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, D, says he believes booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine are required to qualify a person as fully vaccinated.

“We have been in the vaccination program for 11 months. I think you are not fully vaccinated if you were vaccinated more than six months ago, “Lamont said on Wednesday, urging people to get vaccinated, NBC Connecticut reported.

“If you were vaccinated more than six months ago, now is the time to get the booster. I urge you to get it now, ”he added.

New Mexico government Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan Grisham New Mexico Governor Says Full Vaccination Must Include Booster Vaccination New Mexico is extending COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults (D) also said on Wednesday that she believes full vaccination against the coronavirus now means people will get a booster shot.

Federal officials have considered a full vaccination to be two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

Lamont stressed the importance of having extra protection before the holidays, when people gather and travel to different parts of the country.

“Get it before Thanksgiving, before Christmas, before all the holidays, before we see what’s going on in Maine and Vermont and Rhode Island, New York, and we’ll be ready,” the governor told NBC -Partner.

Lamont took to Twitter earlier this month to advertise his state’s relatively low infection rate.

Lamont said this week it will not issue an executive order on boosters as it awaits guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortly, The Hartford Courant reported.

“The confusing guidance from the CDC is clarified within 24 hours stating that if you are over 18 and at least six months have passed since your last vaccination, you should get a booster vaccination,” he added, according to the newspaper.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve boosters of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for all adults this week. If both the FDA and CDC move forward, any American 18 and over who received their second Pfizer injection six months or more ago will be eligible for a booster dose.

Several governors have issued their own by-laws that allow residents of their states to receive booster shots if they wish, including Colorado, California, New York, West Virginia, Arkansas, Minnesota, Maine, Kansas, Kentucky, and New Mexico.

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