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All U.S. companies with over 100 employees need employees vaccinated or testing out by January 4

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Millions of Americans will now need to be tested weekly for COVID-19 or get have the vaccine starting Jan. 4, 2022. The mandate went into effect Thursday. OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said companies ... more
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CVS and Walgreens are allowing parents to make their kids appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine

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The day after the CDC okayed the use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in children ages 5-11, CVS and Walgreens opened up appointments for parents to make. Beginning Sunday, CVS will start vaccinating kids ages 5-11, ... more
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Will the COVID-19 vaccine make kids infertile?

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Many parents are apprehensive about their kids getting the vaccine because they feel it has not been studied long enough to know the real consequences. Some are even worried it may cause infertility in their ... more
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Why hasn’t the FDA approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids yet? They want to investigate rare side effect

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The FDA has announced they need more time to decide if the Moderna vaccine should be approved for kids ages 12-17. A rare side effect called myocarditis, which is the inflammation of the heart muscle, ... more
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Some New York firefighters call in after refusing to follow vaccine mandate

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Thousands of firefighters across New York State have called in in protest of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Around 2,000 firefighters used sick time, but the FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro called their use "bogus" due to ... more
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This 5-year-old population is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Sinovac

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
The Ministry of Health reports that Cambodia plans to start vaccinating children as young as 5 with the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac. MoH’s Secretary of State stated that all 5-year-olds in every city and province ... more
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Get ready for COVID-19 this winter; Delta Variant cases are dropping

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Positive cases are dropping and the spread of the Delta Variant is slowing down. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't prepare to be safe this winter. Though cases are dropping, they still remain high. Children ... more
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How often do vaccinated people actually spread COVID-19?

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Vaccinated individuals can contract COVID-19 where they can then bring it home and spread it to unvaccinated family members. A new study in the U.K. determined that vaccinated people are just as likely to spread ... more
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When it comes to COVID-19, only 27% of parents plan to vaccinate their children ages 5-11

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A new poll released shows that 27% of United States parents will vaccinate their children who are ages 5-11 right away against COVID-19 when the vaccine is made available. The poll was taken by 1,519 ... more
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Research shows breakthrough cases appear to cause Long COVID-19

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Breakthrough cases happen when a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and becomes infected with the virus. According to a research study done by researchers at Oxford University, those who catch COVID-19 while vaccinated can ... more
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How should parents approach their children about the COVID-19 vaccine?

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The decision to allow kids ages 5-11 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is happening this week, and many parents are anxious. The approval is expected sometime next week from the CDC and many states have ... more
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The answer to curing COVID-19 could be in horses

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A group of researchers from Brazil recently discovered antibody fragments produced in horses may be a way to fight COVID-19. The researchers vaccinated horses against COVID-19 using recombinant trimeric spike (S) glycoprotein that created a ... more
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What will the side effects be for kids who get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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This week the FDA advisory committee suggested that the FDA approve the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. More information has been released about what the side effects might be for children. A study published ... more
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Eligibility for COVID-19 boosters begins with what brand of vaccine you had, followed by how long ago

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Officials are working to help clear up confusion with the public regarding the COVID-19 booster shot. Many people feel confused on whether they can or can't get the booster because there are so many requirements ... more
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China approves their own COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 3 years old

While the FDA continues the discussion of vaccinating children ages 5-11 against COVID-19 in the U.S., China will start vaccinating kids as young as 3. China has a zero tolerance policy for outbreaks and 76% ... more
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Are you a police officer that doesn’t want to get vaccinated? Governor Ron DeSantis will pay you $5,000 to relocate to Florida

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Cops that refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine can move to Florida for $5,000 and to be "treated better" according to Governor Ron DeSantis. Other states are threatening to fire and lay off police officers, ... more
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Children show stronger immunity from Moderna vaccine than adults

Pediatric Pfizer doses available in Seneca County
Following trials, Moderna has announced the vaccine shows a strong immune response in children under the age of 12. This is based on phase 2 of a three phase trial with 4,750 children. The results ... more
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Everything you need to know about getting the COVID-19 booster shot

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
More and more Americans are becoming eligible for the booster shot, and sometimes it can get confusing on who can and can't have it or what the requirements might be. Boosters are important for those ... more
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All COVID-19 booster shots are available at Wegmans

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Wegmans Pharmacies are now offering booster shots for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer. The boosters are available by appointment only and the person may choose which type of vaccine they want as their booster ... more
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If you’re unvaccinated, how likely are you to catch COVID-19?

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Many people remain unvaccinated as the shot becomes more widely available by choice, but a new study shows that unvaccinated people could catch it every 16 months. Natural immunity was found to not last as ... more
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Africa has struggled to vaccinate their population; now they’ll create their own COVID-19 vaccine

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Scientists in Cape Town, South Africa have created their own lab in and attempt to recreate the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is to reverse engineer the Moderna vaccine to vaccinate the poorer populations that have ... more
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