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Five on Friday: The Push to Vaccinate Children

Five on Friday: The Push to Vaccinate Children

So, last week, we got ahead of ourselves. We said it was Black Friday – one week too early! I guess we were a little too eager for the Thanksgiving time off. Our apologies! MCN offices are closed today, but we still have plenty of resources, news articles, research reports, and more to share. Here are five that crossed our inboxes.


A pregnant woman being examined by a doctor

Laz says: “At first, I thought this story was about our patient in September 2021, in Chambersburg, PA, but it happened in North Carolina this summer,” adding that he fears the situation is occurring around the country, which highlights the need for outreach to pregnant women around the COVID-19 vaccine. “Pregnant Woman Put on Life Support Soon After Emergency C-Section Due to COVID-19 Complications

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A person receiving a vaccination

While we celebrated in our Weekly Win recently that children ages 5-11 are lining up for the new COVID-19 vaccine (well, their parents are lining up, with the reluctant children in tow), the pace of vaccination is actually slower than that of their older siblings, the 12-15 age group. Kaethe shared an article explainer: Children and COVID: Youngest Vaccinees Off to a Slower Start

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A person experiencing with long covid

Kaethe also shared three short videos on long COVID, from an eye-opening new campaign: Voices of Long COVID


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A father holding his child

Another staff member shared a new report released on Wednesday, which highlights the many changing factors that are driving migration from Central America, many of which are climate related: “Charting a New Regional Course of Action-The Complex Motivations and Costs of Central American Migration

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A person receiving a vaccination

Weekly Win: Amy celebrated this announcement, saying it’s “a good move and will lessen confusion,” although she did note that Moderna will yet to be included: “The FDA Plans to Authorize Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters for All Adults as Soon as Thursday

 

 

Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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