Manufacturers and distributors of opioids will pay tens of millions of dollars to counties in New York to settle a lawsuit over the costs the counties incurred to handle issues created by the opioid epidemic.
Religious exemptions are becoming another major flashpoint in the Covid-19 vaccination debate.
"Fewer than one in 10 products that enter clinical trials are ever greenlit by the FDA," writes Kenneth E. Thorpe.
Booster doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine generated a big spike in antibodies, the frontline immune system defenses against infection, the company reported Wednesday.
Some vaccine holdouts are finally getting their shots though complaining that they feel forced into a decision they don’t really want to make.…
For a number of reasons, more people gradually are heeding the advice of medical experts that vaccinations are the best way to rein in the virus.
The Health Department said the shots will be offered at a booth that also will provide a private breastfeeding and baby changing location for nursing mothers.
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Covid-19 vaccinations will be available at popular locations in Erie and Niagara counties this weekend, the county health departments said.
"Canada’s abundance-of-caution approach needs to be modified to recognize the abundance of vaccines. It’s your move, Mr. Trudeau," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Both clinics will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for ages 18 and older, as well as the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-17.
The shots are being offered to inmates but are not being required, spokesman Scott Zylka said.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Savoy, Forty Thieves and Mr. Goodbar, those who receive a vaccine will receive a mimosa in a complimentary champagne flute.
The scratch-offs will be available from Monday, June 7, to Friday, June 11, to people who get either their first dose of Pfizer or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shots.
"It’s starting to feel sort of … kind of … something like, well … normal," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Any adult who wants a single dose of J&J vaccine is allowed to walk in and obtain it.
As health officials prepare to inoculate younger people, some creative incentives are called for.
"We'll come straight to your home," County Executive Poloncarz said at his Tuesday Covid-19 media briefing. "If you've got five people there, we will vaccinate all five people."
University at Buffalo students get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The abundance of our country’s stockpile – hundreds of millions of doses of AstraZeneca – means we can provide immense help to other nations.
"Everyone must keep pushing to reach herd immunity," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The county will partner with Buffalo Home Care and the Visiting Nurses Association to administer shots to homebound residents.
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"All we are being asked to do in Erie County is roll up our sleeves and take a small jab, helping us toward herd immunity. It’s not too much to ask," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Sheriff's officials had planned to offer the J&J vaccine "to inmates on a voluntary basis, just as the office does with flu vaccines," a spokesman said.