Securing a Vaccination To Benefit Our Schools

Thanks to the advocacy of Council 4 and our partners in the Board of Education Union Coalition, our recommendation for the adoption of a parallel vaccination plan for public schools was included in directives announced yesterday by Governor Ned Lamont.

  • Click here to read the Governor's announcement.
  • Click here to read our Coalition's Feb. 18 letter to the governor.

“This vaccination plan is a literal shot in the arm for students and staff across the state. We can make school-based vaccination clinics work. These clinics have worked for years to inoculate children and adults against the flu; they’ll work in the fight against this virus, too,” said AFSCME Local 1303-467 President Cynthia Harris-Jackson, who works as a public health nurse at Conte West Hills Magnet School in New Haven.

The BOE Unions Coalition’s goal is aligned with Gov. Lamont’s pledge to complete vaccination of all Connecticut school employees during the month of March.

The completion of vaccinations within school settings will mark a significant step forward toward protecting the health and safety of our school communities. Council 4 is urging the governor and policy-leaders to take a similar approach and inoculate the rest of the state’s essential workforce.

  • Click here to read our Feb. 22 Board of Education Union Coalition press release.
  • Click here for previous reporting on our coalition's quarantine pay victory.