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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)

December 18, 2020

Press Release

Connecticut is expected to receive about a 13% cut from previous estimates, 12,000 fewer doses

WASHINGTON, DC – Appropriations Committee Chair-designate and Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) issued the following statement on reports that many states will be receiving 25-40% fewer coronavirus vaccine doses next week than was originally anticipated:

“This confusion and disruption to distribution are exactly why I, and so many of my colleagues and public health experts, have been calling for a vaccine distribution plan since the beginning of the pandemic. We knew the vaccine was coming, and with real leadership and organization from the White House, issues like this could have been avoided. States cannot possibly plan to successfully reach all communities if they cannot rely on the federal government for accurate numbers.

“Connecticut is expected to receive 12,000 fewer doses next week than we originally anticipated which threatens to alter the distribution timeline. An undertaking of this kind requires a plan and clear communication. In addition to continuing to call for a clear plan informed by accurate numbers, I am committed to fighting for the state and local funding needed for our states to quickly and efficiently distribute vaccines to all communities.”