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Connecticut health system cancels vaccination appointments due to shortages | TheHill – The Hill

The University of Connecticut’s health system is canceling COVID-19 vaccination appointments due to shortages.

On its COVID-19 vaccine program website, UConn Health said its weekly vaccine allocation is being lowered due to shortages of the product at the state and federal levels.

All appointments for first vaccine doses scheduled for Monday through Feb. 8 are being canceled, and no new appointments for first doses are being accepted. The health system said decisions about canceling additional appointments beyond Feb. 8 will be made next week.

UConn Health said it plans to keep its commitments to those scheduled to receive second doses.

Roughly 300,000 individuals in Connecticut have received their first coronavirus vaccine doses as of Friday, according to Gov. Ned Lamont’s (D) office. About 64,000 have received their second.

The state is currently vaccinating health care personnel, long-term care facility residents, medical first responders, and individuals aged 75 and older.

Connecticut has reported 250,023 total positive COVID-19 cases as of Saturday and 7,046 deaths.

Lamont said Thursday that he was considering easing off some of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, including ending the numerical caps on houses of worship and lifting the 10 p.m. curfew on restaurants.

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