Emergency Response

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

2020 - $15,000

This funding will support a project aimed at increasing vaccination rates among children of color, in response to concerns that fewer children are receiving regular vaccines as families avoid medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut has convened a statewide immunization work group that includes more than 40 organizations representing state agencies, health care, education, social services, and local health departments. This funding will support outreach by school-based health centers to work with school nurses and pediatric primary care practices to ensure children receive any missing vaccines, as well as mobile vaccination sites in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, to ensure children entering kindergarten have their immunizations.

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