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COVID-19 vaccine: CDC panel backs expanded booster rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government advisory panel has endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation’s vaccines. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said Thursday that people could choose a different company’s brand for that next shot. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster. The advisers said certain…

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

FILE – Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12. The company released the preliminary findings Tuesday, May 25, 2021, based on testing on more than 3,700 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12. The company released the preliminary findings…

Vaccinations Available at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Vaughan Regional Medical Center held a mass drive-up vaccination clinic Wednesday at Bloch Park in Selma. The first dose of the Moderna vaccine was available for anyone eligible to be vaccinated. About a thousand doses were on-hand at the clinic. Vaughan has already administered about 6000 doses of COVID vaccine to people in the area….

ADPH Working Plan for National Guard to Administer Coronavirus Vaccines

In an effort to reach more rural areas and vulnerable locations in Alabama, ADPH is planning on enlisting the help of the Alabama National Guard for vaccinations. According to State Health Officer of Alabama, Dr. Scott Harris, initial plans are to have two mobile teams that would travel to the most vulnerable areas of the state, with a goal of…

Debunking Coronavirus Vaccine Myths

With two Coronavirus vaccine products available and another on track to be in use soon, some people are wondering which vaccine is the best? According to Dr. Scott Harris, the top health official in Alabama, all of the products are effective at preventing serious illness or death. “The best vaccine to take is the one that you have offered to…