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Union claims Board of Ed family members got COVID vaccine early

School officials in part of western Connecticut are taking some heat after COVID-19 vaccines were given to more than 300 education workers at a clinic that also allegedly provided doses to family members of some board of education members, union officials said.

Only those 75 or older, health care workers and those in congregate living centers such as nursing homes are supposed to be getting the vaccine in Connecticut.

The clinic was held at Pomperaug High School in Southbury and was organized by the Pomperaug Health District. It included teachers and staff from District 14, District 15 and Oxford schools.

School officials declined to confirm the union’s assertion that some family members were included in the vaccinations, citing medical privacy laws.

They said the clinic was planned before the governor’s age restriction was put in place and was allowed to go forward to prevent vaccines from being wasted.

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