The Advocacy Group Disability Rights Connecticut says Governor Lamont’s new COVID vaccine policy, which went into effect April 1, is “illegal and discriminatory” and puts people at increased risk.
People aged 16 and over can now be vaccinated.
Deborah Dorfman is the executive director of Disability Rights Connecticut and said the governor’s new policy is image-driven.
“It’s hard to believe that it isn’t also serving a political purpose, that is,” Oh, look how quickly we vaccinated a certain number of people. “The problem is that it hasn’t been and remains unfair. It continues to put people at greatest risk,” said Dorfman.
The Lamont administration has been criticized for introducing vaccination for people with illnesses and disabilities who the CDC says are at higher risk from COVID-19.
“Even for the people on the list, the way the governor’s policy is written does not allow guidance to the hospitals or the public about how the vaccine will actually be prioritized among the groups he has identified, and so on.” he really left it to the hospitals to decide, ”said Dorfman.
Disability Rights Connecticut has filed a complaint with the United States Civil Rights Office about the new policy.
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