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COVID-19 VACCINE

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The mandate, which was imposed in August 2021, requires all U.S. service members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Pfizer said it has the capacity to ship up to 6 million pediatric doses in the first seven calendar days following the receipt of authorization, without any impact to distribution output of the doses for individuals aged 12 years and older.
Two new opportunities for bivalent vaccine boosters are available as Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center also continue to provide boosters.
Public Health, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center have created plans to administer bivalent vaccine boosters.
Olmsted County sees slight dip, but case rate remains high, regardless of having the state's second-highest vaccination rate.
Since Paxlovid became available seven months ago, it has eclipsed other available therapies created to forestall life-threatening COVID symptoms in high-risk patients. Some doctors are quick to prescribe it, but as with so much about the COVID pandemic, there is controversy. Some patients are concerned about a possible rebound of the disease, while others have difficulty convincing their doctors they are good candidates for the drug.

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Cases in the United States are up more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data, as the rapidly spreading BA.5 subvariant has taken hold.
More than 95% of the Guard’s 13,000 soldiers and airmen have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but holdouts remain. The Department of Defense has a Thursday, June 30, deadline to get the shot.
COVID-19 vaccines for 6-month-old to 4-year-old children are now becoming available throughout the U.S. Here are a few locations outside of Rochester and Olmsted County where the vaccines can be found.

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