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My daughter is enrolled in Pfizer’s vaccine trial because I don’t trust COVID

BY: - July 21, 2021

By Taylor Hirth On a sunny Wednesday a little over a month ago, my 7-year-old daughter bravely held my hand as we walked into Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City to participate in a pediatric vaccine trial.  After a numbing agent, a blood draw and a nasal swab, she was finally injected with either a placebo […]

FDA green lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12-15, with CDC still to act

BY: - May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday signed off on expanding the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15, clearing one key hurdle before that age group can begin receiving the two-shot vaccine. But another step is needed before tweens and teens can line up for shots. The […]

Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination slows ‘dramatically’

BY: - May 4, 2021

One month ago, nearly 475,000 Ohioans over seven days marched into small pharmacies and mass clinics alike around the state to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Each week since, the number of newly “vaccine-started” Ohioans has tumbled. Just 152,000 Ohioans were vaccinated during the week ending April 25, according to data from the Ohio Department of […]

Ohio scrambles to adjust to vaccine “pause”

BY: - April 14, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he was blindsided like everybody else when he learned that federal public health officials were advising that all states should “pause” administration of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. DeWine followed that advice and now vaccine providers are trying to pivot as quickly as they can so that […]

26% of unvaccinated Ohioans are hesitant to take the COVID-19 shot, research says

BY: - March 17, 2021

About 1 in 4 unvaccinated Ohioans are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a large-scale, nationwide survey of Facebook users. More than 26% of Ohioans surveyed Feb. 21 to Feb. 27 said they will “probably not” or “definitely not” take the vaccine, ranking Ohio the 17th most vaccine-hesitant state in the nation. The […]

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

BY: - March 16, 2021

Ohio dramatically expands vaccine eligibility while other numbers go up

Vaccine available to many more Ohioans amid signs of reluctance to get it

BY: - March 9, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced that he was again expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine as more and more doses flow into the state.  Starting Thursday, Ohioans over 50, those with type 2 diabetes and those with end-stage renal problems will be able to get one of the three vaccines so far approved […]

Health expert: New covid vaccine not only is as good, it might be better

BY: - March 8, 2021

There’s been lots of good news on the vaccine front.  Not only are Pfizer and Moderna quickly ramping up production of their vaccines. Johnson & Johnson last week received approval for the one it developed. Then the company quickly announced a partnership with Merck to vastly increase production. These developments and others have President Joe […]

Vaccine numbers continue to jump, 600K more Ohioans to become eligible, but not prisoners

BY: - March 2, 2021

Ohio is seeing another big jump in the number of doses of coronavirus vaccine coming into the state. That’s allowing another large group to become eligible to receive it. However, one group — the incarcerated — won’t be. Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced that 96,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine […]

More good covid, vaccine news for Ohio

BY: - February 26, 2021

The days are warming and more good coronavirus news is coming to Ohio. After drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna on Tuesday announced big increases in vaccine production, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday said that the number of doses coming into Ohio would rise from about 230,000 this week to about 310,000 next week. “We may see […]

Big uptick in vaccine supplies for states expected soon

BY: - February 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Executives from five COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers told Congress Tuesday that they expect to significantly boost the number of shots delivered to states in the coming weeks. Pfizer will increase weekly shipments to more than 13 million doses by mid-March, an increase from the 4 to 5 million doses shipped weekly in early February, […]

CDC: Serious reactions to first 14 million COVID-19 vaccines extremely rare

BY: - February 23, 2021

Of the first nearly 14 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, serious adverse reactions were extraordinarily rare, according to CDC research published Friday. The findings, reported in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, illustrate that the vaccine is a safe preventative for the overwhelming majority of its recipients. “The postauthorization safety profiles for both vaccines […]