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Sen. Blumenthal calling for increased access to shingles vaccine, shortage continues

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Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for federal action for increased access to shingles vaccine. He made his statement at the Community Health Center in New Britain on Thursday at noon. 

Senator Blumenthal stated that increased access to the shingles vaccine is needed. 

Related: Representative Josh Elliot hosts forum on vaccines in Hartford

As of now, there is a shortage because of increased demand since May of 2018. 

Senator Blumenthal wants the manufacturer to ramp up production of the vaccine without raising prices. 

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