DeLauro Announces the Addition of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program
All Three Health Centers in CT-03 Now Part of Effort to Ensure Connecticut is Equitability Vaccinated
NEW HAVEN, CT– House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today announced that Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT, is invited to join the next phase of the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program to ensure our nation’s underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated. With this addition to the program, all three community health centers in Connecticut’s Third Congressional District will be able to receive and administer the coronavirus vaccine once they complete the onboarding process and receive an allocation of doses.
“Including community health centers in administering the vaccine is one of the most important steps we can take to overcome this pandemic,” said Congresswoman DeLauro. “The coronavirus has disproportionately impacted communities of color, and we must be intentional in the distribution of the vaccine to begin to overcome these disparities. The community health centers in Connecticut’s Third Congressional District are uniquely equipped to equitably distribute the vaccine and ensure all communities have access to this life-saving immunization. As Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue to work with Connecticut’s health care providers to ensure our state has the tools it needs to get shots in arms as fast as possible.”
Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc., in New Haven and Community Health Center, Inc., in Middletown were already participating in this program.