UPDATED: 10/15 at 6 p.m.
You may be having more conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine now that the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is expected to be approved soon.
73% of the 850 nurses who responded said heavy patient loads because of the nursing staff shortage was the number one reason for leaving.
Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children.
"Our data clearly shows that vaccinations are making a difference and decreasing viral activity in Missouri. We are on the right track, and thanks to now three million Missourians, we are significantly reducing the threat COVID-19 poses to our state."
There's been an error in the number of vaccinations reported to the federal reporting system. That means state and local numbers were affected as well.
"It's very exciting, you know, that we can continue to work with our local health professionals and come up with a point where we can transition to a mask-optional platform," a local school superintendent says.
It will now be up to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky to accept or modify the committee's recommendation.
Paducah mother Samantha Rushing wants you to mask up. She also said if you're of age and you can, get your COVID-19 vaccine.
The White House's briefing said "The Administration will make vaccination accessible and conveniently located to families across the country, including vaccination clinics at doctors’ offices, hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, and school- and community-based sites."
The FDA gave emergency use authorization for boosters of Moderna's vaccine for people fully vaccinated at least six months ago who are also at least 65, or who are at least 18 and who are high risk of severe COVID-19 or have frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
Booster protection in the US could soon expand to a much broader population, as a source says the US government likely will soon recommend additional doses to people as young as 40 who received a Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.
Tennessee labor officials say they are unable to reject a federal rule designed to protect health care workers from COVID-19 despite receiving stern instructions earlier this week from Republican lawmakers to do so.
Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s top legislative leaders say they have enough support to call a special legislative session to address COVID-19 measures after Republican Gov. Bill Lee declined to do so.