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What happens if you only got one dose of the vaccine and missed the second one?

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Many people got their first dose of the vaccine, and for one reason or another missed their second dose. In that case, what do they do? For Moderna there's a 28 day waiting period before ... more
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Man arrested after employer reports him for use of a fake COVID-19 vaccination card

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A man was arrested on Friday for trying to use a fake COVID-19 vaccine card. Devin Kemp, 24, of Eaton, was arrested and charged with second degree possession of a forged instrument after his employer ... more
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Cayuga County is offering $25 Amazon gift cards to kids ages 12-17 for their first dose of the COVID vaccine

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12-17 year old kids are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine now, and Cayuga County is offering incentives to help boost the vaccination rate among that population. Starting Oct. 2, any child that gets their ... more
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Some suspended healthcare workers are getting the vaccine to return to work

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One St. Joseph's employee of the 122 suspended for not being vaccinated has chosen to get it and come back to work. Shari Chapman has been working in the healthcare field since 2005 and has ... more
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CDC urges pregnant women to get the COVID vaccine; says the benefits outweigh the risks

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The CDC is urging women to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they are pregnant, recently pregnant, or trying to become pregnant. The suggestion is to get it before or during pregnancy because the benefits outweigh ... more
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Auburn Community Hospital doesn’t expect the vaccine mandate to impact their services

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Local healthcare systems are announcing whether the vaccine mandate will impact them, and Auburn Community Hospital has announced that they do not expect any sort of interruption to their regular services. “We respect that employees ... more
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Two vaccine clinics at Watkins Glen Community Center this week

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
Watkins Glen will have two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. Both will be at the Watkins Glen Community Center. The clinics are hosted by Schuyler County Public Health and will be Thursday from 3 p.m ... more
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Wegmans Pharmacy is now offering the COVID-19 booster vaccine to qualifying people

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Anyone that qualifies for the booster vaccine may now schedule an appointment for the shot at their local Wegmans. The appointments need to be made online. Shots are free. Wegmans Pharmacy asks that people scheduled ... more
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New survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation says unvaccinated people view the COVID booster as proof that vaccines do not work

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The Kaiser Family Foundation has shared an interesting piece of data from a survey about COVID: 71% of Americans who remain unvaccinated say a booster is proof the vaccine doesn't work, while 80% of vaccinated ... more
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Everything you need to know about the booster vaccine

Second COVID-19 booster now available to many New Yorkers
There are many questions surrounding the Pfizer booster vaccine, especially after the CDC director admitted to understanding American's confusion surrounding it. The number one stipulation to getting it is a person must have had the ... more
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Governor Kathy Hochul attended a mass and said God wants people to be vaccinated

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Governor Kathy Hochul attended mass at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn and informed parishioners that God would want them to be vaccinated. Hochul declared a State of Emergency for Monday, when the mandate went ... more
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States work hard to balance the amount of COVID-19 vaccines they keep on hand to avoid letting them go to waste

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At this moment there are over 40 million vaccines available for Americans to get all the shots they need. This takes into account those that need initial vaccines and those who qualify for the booster ... more
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Pfizer CEO says they are almost ready to submit data on vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

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The CEO of Pfizer says they are almost ready to submit data to U.S. regulators to obtain federal authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to children between the ages of 5 and 11 ... more
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, admits to understanding the confusion behind who can qualify for a COVID-19 booster shot

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The head of the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, is admitting to recognizing the confusion throughout the country about who can and can't get the COVID-19 booster shot. The only people who would qualify to begin ... more
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Boosters could make vaccine manufacturers billions if they become broadly approved

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If boosters become available to everyone, vaccine makers are on track to make billions. Though President Joe Biden's administration has made it seem that everyone could get the booster, the FDA and CDC have rejected ... more
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Local nurses are anxious after choosing to not get the vaccine

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
Nurses are expressing feelings of anxiety with the vaccination mandate going into effect Monday. Many in the Rochester area have voiced that they do not agree with how Governor Kathy Hochul is handling the pandemic ... more
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The COVID-19 vaccine mandate goes into effect; religious exemptions are still being questioned

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A third booster shot has been approved for all healthcare workers, but the mandate for getting the first dose is Monday, and many healthcare workers haven't gotten it. Attorney at Leeds Brown Law, Rick Ostrove, ... more
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People with high-risk jobs that can increase COVID exposure may now get the booster shot

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On Thursday the CDC announced their support of booster shots for Americans that absolutely need it. It's been decided that the booster will be given to people 65 and older, nursing home residents, and anyone ... more
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People want to use religious exemptions to opt out of the vaccine, but most religions aren’t against the COVID-19 vaccine

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People are angry over potentially losing their right to opt out of the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious exemption, but is their religion actually against the vaccine? Many Christians are citing their own religion as ... more
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Is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply running out? Are booster shots coming soon?

Monroe County offers vaccine incentives for children five to 11 years old- Is it legal?
This week Johnson & Johnson announced that a booster dose of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides more 95% protection against COVID-19. The company said a second dose — given two or six months after the ... more
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Federal judge temporarily blocks part of New York’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate

Finger Lakes region: 60% of those eligible have received COVID-19 booster shot
Healthcare workers in New York seeking an exemption to the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate caught a break on Tuesday. A federal judge issued a temporary block of the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers who are ... more
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