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FDA Expands Eligibility For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster For All Individuals 18 Or Older
Nov19

FDA Expands Eligibility For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster For All Individuals 18 Or Older

FDA News Release – November 19, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)...

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DSHS: Texas Data Shows Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19 
Nov08

DSHS: Texas Data Shows Unvaccinated People 20 Times More Likely To Die From COVID-19 

DSHS Nov. 8, 2021 News Release A new study released by the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that during the month of September, Texans not vaccinated against COVID-19 were about 20 times more likely to suffer a COVID-19-associated death and 13 times more likely to test positive than people who were fully vaccinated. An analysis of data from the four-week period from Sept. 4 through Oct. 1 shows that vaccination had a...

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FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children 5 Through 11 Years of Age
Oct29

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children 5 Through 11 Years of Age

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 USFDA New Release Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. The authorization was based on the FDA’s thorough and transparent evaluation of the data that included input from independent advisory committee experts who overwhelmingly voted in favor of making the...

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FDA Takes Additional Actions On Use Of A Booster Dose For COVID-19 Vaccines
Oct21

FDA Takes Additional Actions On Use Of A Booster Dose For COVID-19 Vaccines

US FDA News Release The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Wednesday, Oct. 20, took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amending the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use of a single booster dose as follows: The use of a single booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that may be administered at least 6 months after...

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Rep. Slaton Calls For Legislation To Nullify President’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Oct11

Rep. Slaton Calls For Legislation To Nullify President’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Representative Bryan Slaton of House District 2 released the following statementregarding Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-40, which prohibits any entity in the State from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, and adds the issue to the Special Session call. “Governor Abbott’s order is a much needed, but temporary, relief from the tyranny of vaccine mandates that are becoming more common among...

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Slaton Files 3 Bills To Ban COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Oct07

Slaton Files 3 Bills To Ban COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

News Release – Oct 7, 2021 AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas House District 2 Representative Bryan Slaton Thursday announced the filing of three pieces of legislation: House Bills 33, HB 110 and HB 125, to protect Texans against unjust COVID-19 vaccine mandates. HB 33 would prohibit companies and hospitals in Texas from forcing COVID-19 vaccines on their employees. HB 110 would stop state and local governmental entities, including...

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More Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases Reported During The Last 2 Weeks Than June and July Combined
Sep12

More Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases Reported During The Last 2 Weeks Than June and July Combined

Another Hopkins County Resident Confirmed To Have Died From Coronavirus Coronavirus cases continue to surge, with more new COVID-19 cases reported among Hopkins County residents during the last 2 weeks than during June and July combined. Two of the 461 Hopkins County residents who’ve had COVID during the last 2 weeks were confirmed by death certificate to have died as a result of the virus; the most recent COVID death was one of...

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By FDA
Aug24

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approved By FDA

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday fully approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine receives full FDA approval The vaccine will also continue to be available under emergency use...

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FEMA Funeral Assistance Remains Available for COVID-19 Related Deaths
Aug19

FEMA Funeral Assistance Remains Available for COVID-19 Related Deaths

FEMA Region 6 Medoa Advisory – Aug. 19, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, especially those who suffered loss due to the virus. Nothing can replace loved ones, but FEMA may be able to help ease the financial burden that comes with that loss. Those who had COVID-19-related funeral expenses can apply for FEMA Funeral Assistance by calling 844-684-6333 or TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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120th COVID-19 Fatality, 35 New Cases, 6 Recoveries, 270 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County
Aug19

120th COVID-19 Fatality, 35 New Cases, 6 Recoveries, 270 Active Cases Reported For Hopkins County

Texas Department of State Health Services on Wednesday announced the 120th COVID-19 fatality for Hopkins County, along with 35 new cases, 270 active cases and 6 recoveries on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. COVID-19 Fatalties Wednesday marked consecutive two consecutive days this week and the fourth time in 10 days that DSHS has reported another Hopkins County resident has died as a result of COVID-19. That makes six coronavirus deaths so...

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