Vaccination Rates in Louisiana’s Crowded Juvenile Lockups Concern Advocates
With just 1 in 4 of Louisiana’s incarcerated youth fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, children’s advocates say the state should do more to protect them, as the more transmissible delta variant spreads.
Confusion Among State Agencies Delays Vaccines for New York Foster Youth In Congregate Care
Children’s Residential Centers Scramble to Secure Vaccines for Frontline Staff
The chaotic rollout of coronavirus vaccines has left tens of thousands of workers who care for children living in residential settings scrambling for protection.
Connecticut Child Welfare Agency Cannot Vaccinate Children Without Parental Consent
On Tuesday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) cannot vaccinate children in its temporary custody without parental consent. Though emergency medical treatment can still be provided by DCF, the court ruled that parents have a right to continue making medical decisions for their children, even when they are in the custody of the state.