July 1, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Tdap Coccooning

 
nancy photoInfant Pertussis Prevention. Pertussis can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications in infants, especially within the first 6 months of life. The best way to protect against pertussis is immunization. The strategy of protecting infants from pertussis by vaccinating those in close contact with them is known as “cocooning”. The tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine has been recommended since 2005 for pregnant women in their third trimester and for adults who have not received a dose within the past ten years who are expected to be in close contact with newborns.
 
The Tdap Cocoon Program was created to help implement the cocooning strategy in Connecticut, to help protect infants from pertussis
  
List of community sites that will vaccinate adult contacts of infants younger than 12 months
 
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