Mistake con allows private school employees access to the vaccine

NEW LONDON, (AP) – Eleven employees at a private school in New London received COVID-19 vaccinations because they were mistakenly identified as eligible for shots that meant only health care workers and living in nursing homes Was for the ones.

Williams Father, the head of the Williams School, told The London of New London that he was informed last month by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that his school was classified by the state as part of a “critical infrastructure group” I went. Eligible to be part of the first group of state residents to receive the vaccine.

Father said the school followed the protocol and provided the vaccine administration management system with a roster of Williams employees, which allowed the school’s 53 employees to get on the vaccination roll.

The local health district contacted the school on December 29 to tell the authorities that the initial notification was in error.

Father said that the school immediately advised staff of the error and advised them to cancel any vaccination appointments. He said 11 employees had already been vaccinated. Those employees would be allowed to receive a second dose of a two-dose vaccination, he said.

It was not immediately clear if another organization was mistakenly added by the state to a group that was limited to health care workers and people working or living in long-term care facilities.

A message seeking comment was left near the Governor’s office on Tuesday.

Williams is a private college preparatory day school for grades 6 through 12, located on the Connecticut College campus.


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