November 29, 2021 | With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement.
“November 3, 2021 | Doctor offices in the Tampa Bay area explained they have the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 years old. And, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the authorization to use them, they are ready to administer the vaccine to hundreds of kids.
Dr. Nancy Silva who runs Small World Pediatrics in Wesley Chapel said her office has a waitlist of children wanting the vaccine. With the CDC authorization, she says her office can now begin administering around 100 vaccines a week. “
November 29, 2021 | Maria Rescalvo, a 42-year-old mother of five, remembers the cough and the fever, the muscle ache and fatigue once she fell ill with COVID-19 a year ago. Her oldest daughters — Amalia, 21, and Victoria, 19 — came down with the virus at the same time.
“November 5, 2021 | Children ages 5 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. The low dosage is said to minimize the vaccine’s side effects, but still produce strong immunity. “
November 10, 2021 | Children as young as 5 years old are now eligible for a kid-sized dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC gave the shots a green light Tuesday.
November 17, 2021 | Families across Tampa Bay are finally getting the COVID-19 vaccine for their children. By the numbers: Nearly 45,000 children aged 5 to 11 got their shot last week when smaller doses of Pfizer arrived in Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reports.