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NEW YORK (WABC) – Nassau County is launching a campaign to encourage residents to receive their COVID booster shots, which will include weekly clinics and pop-up events.
Pop-up vaccination sites will offer Moderna or Johnson & Johnson reminders. 95% of adults in Nassau County have received one or more doses of the vaccine.

Here are other COVID-19 headlines today:

Children’s vaccines will be available in New York City within 24 hours of federal approval, mayor says
Covid vaccines for children will be available at city-run sites within 24 hours of CDC clearance, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The injections will be available at doctors’ offices and other health centers around the city within 48 hours of CDC approval. A final decision from the agency is expected early next week, after a review by the FDA and a CDC advisory committee. In other news on Thursday, de Blasio announced that New York City had administered 12 million doses of the Covid vaccine to residents since the start of the pandemic.

FDNY unions protest vaccination mandate outside Gracie Mansion
Firefighters’ union officials have said they will rally outside Gracie Mansion today at 11 a.m. and expect other union members and politicians to join them. “11 am outside Gracie Mansion, we heard from many other municipal unions that they will be participating to support us, as well as many elected officials in New York State and the city,” said Jim McCarthy with the Association of FDNY firefighters.

CDC 4th move
The CDC is now reporting that some people may need a fourth vaccine. According to the CDC website, people with weakened immune systems who have already received a booster may need a fourth dose six months later. Medical conditions and treatments can make it more difficult for people who are immunocompromised to develop their immunity.

Excessive alcohol consumption during the pandemic leading to increased liver transplants
People drank more during the pandemic, leading to a dramatic increase in the need for liver transplants. The researchers say that the number of people transplanted or on the waiting list due to alcoholic hepatitis has increased by 50% more than expected. Alcoholic hepatitis causes the liver to stop processing alcohol, which could lead to irreversible liver damage. It normally takes years of binge drinking to cause this condition, but it can also occur after a short period of binge drinking.

The court hears the arguments on the challenge of the nurses’ vaccination mandate

The U.S. Constitution does not require health care employers to allow religious exemptions from New York’s vaccine mandate, the state argued on Wednesday as it sought to overturn a lower court injunction .

“This is not hostility to religion,” Steven Wu of the New York attorney general’s office said before a three-judge panel of the US 2nd Court of Appeals. “This is a neutral and generally applicable law which is maintained by virtue of the free exercise clause even if it imposes certain charges. “

17 healthcare workers who are predominantly Catholic said they could not consent to COVID-19 vaccines “tested, developed or produced with fetal cell lines derived from procured abortions,” but judges noted that the vaccine against Rubella, also created from fetal cell lines, has faced no similar objections.

Immunocompromised people may need 4th dose of COVID vaccine: CDC
People with certain health conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised may receive a fourth injection of COVID-19 mRNA, according to updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC cleared a third dose for some immunocompromised people 18 and older in August. He said a third dose, rather than a booster – the CDC makes a distinction between the two – was needed because the immunocompromised may not have had a full immune response from the first two doses.

CDC Extends COVID Rules For Cruise Ships Through Mid-January
Federal health officials have extended by nearly three more months the rules cruise ships must follow to navigate during the pandemic.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the extension made only “minor changes” to the rules already in place. The agency said that after January 15, it plans to switch to a voluntary program for cruise lines to detect and control the spread of COVID-19 on their ships.

Stamford, CT lifts interior mask mandate
Stamford, Connecticut lifted its indoor mask mandate, effective immediately. Mayor David Martin announced the change on Tuesday, citing a steady decline in Covid-19 cases. “The use of masks in recent months has significantly reduced the spread of this virus in Stamford,” Martin said in a statement. “Instead of mandatory masks, residents should apply reasonable safety precautions and social distancing where possible. “

MP Ron Kim’s mother dies of complications from coronavirus
Congressman Ron Kim announced on Tuesday that his mother, Sun Hee Kim, 68, has died of complications from COVID-19. Kim released the following statement: “After a long battle against the COVID breakthrough, my mother passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Like so many immigrant stories, my mother’s journey was fraught with pitfalls but one thing always remained: the love and care she showered on me. I always believed that my mother still had many years to worship for our family, which is why it is all so difficult. The idea that my daughters will go through this world without her is quite heartbreaking. Grieving hurts, and it’s inside all of us – especially now. I would like to extend this grace to all of you because we are all in it. It can last a lifetime, and that’s okay. I will take some time to be with my family and start building a life without my mom. We will be organizing a private service for our family and friends in the coming days.

United States details new COVID international travel requirements, including vaccine mandate
Children under 18 and people in dozens of countries with vaccine shortages will be exempt from new rules that will require most travelers to the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration said.
The government said on Monday it would require airlines to collect contact details of passengers, whether or not they have been vaccinated to help with contact tracing, if that becomes necessary.
FDA Vaccine Advisors Vote To Recommend Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 5-11 Years Old
FDA vaccine advisers voted 17-0 with abstention on Tuesday to recommend Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisers voted 17-0 with one abstention on Tuesday to recommend Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee agreed that the benefits of immunizing young children appeared to outweigh the risks, but some members appeared concerned about voting to immunize a large population of young people. children on the basis of studies of a few thousand.

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