November 13, 2021 | A COVID-19 vaccine was held for children in South Philadelphia on Saturday morning. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer vaccine for children as young as 5 years old. “I think he’s ready to be vaccinated, to take his mask off, get back to normal, as close as we can get to normal,” Lisa Gochee, a mother, said.
November 11, 2021 | When Rachel Adams-Kaplan heard that the Covid-19 vaccines would soon be available for her children, she knew she would get her 7-year-old son vaccinated right away. She wasn’t so sure about her 11-year-old daughter. Children between 5 and 11 years of age began getting Covid-19 shots last week, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE ’s vaccine for that age group. Some 900,000 children in that age group had received a first dose through Wednesday, White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said.
November 8, 2021 | Philadelphia has made the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11 after the United States Food and Drug Administration authorized it for emergency use. On Nov. 3, the City of Philadelphia announced that the Health Department is working with vaccine providers to get children vaccinated in the same facilities as adults. The vaccine will be available at any city-run community clinic, as well as most pharmacies, pediatricians’ offices, and health centers free of charge.
November 4, 2021 | Philadelphia is making strides to get more people vaccinated, and now that also includes young children. CDC officials said the vaccine mini doses for children could prevent up to 600,000 new cases by next March. So the race is on by vaccine providers to get the mini shots – into mini arms. It ramped up into full operation Thursday morning at the Kidvaxx clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.
October 25, 2021 | The death of Colin Powell due to COVID-19 complications caused a lot of confusion because he had been double-vaccinated. The 84-year-old Powell died of complications related to COVID, despite being double vaccinated. That is fact. But opportunists used that fact to promote their anti-vax stance, while failing to mention Powell had been treated for prostate cancer, and had suffered from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that weakens your immune system.
October 24, 2021 | Fox veteran Neil Cavuto opened up about his current battle with COVID-19 on “MediaBuzz” Sunday, telling host Howard Kurtz how thankful he was that he’s been vaccinated and urging skeptics to “toss the political speaking points” and get their shots as well. Cavuto, host of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” tested positive for the coronavirus last week yet credited his vaccination with having made the battle more bearable. Cavuto was a vulnerable candidate for the virus, having faced cancer in the 1980s, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 1997 and an open heart surgery in 2016. “While I’m somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I’m lucky as well,” Cavuto said in a statement released by Fox News. “Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation.”