The next phase of the pandemic is much more complicated than local news indicates.
There are a little less than half a million people under 18 in the metro . . . And today's vaxx numbers don't indicate much of a rush to get students inoculated against COVID-19.
Meanwhile . . .
Workers and politicos resist mandates and requirements from the Biden White House.
Vaxx hesitancy is putting it mildly, the reality is there is outright local vaxx resistance that only seems to be getting worse as the numbers decline.
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Health Department received its shipment of Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccines yesterday and began vaccinating children between 5 and 11 years old. On Nov. 2, the CDC approved the vaccine for children in that age group.
The initial response to the child dose of COVID-19 vaccines has been much higher than it was in the teenage population. Doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital spoke to the media Wednesday on the heels of a mass vaccination clinic.Six hundred children ages 5-11 got their first dose of the newly authorized COVID-19 vaccine at the hospital's clinic.
Mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics are opening up for young children across the country. The unified government in Wyandotte County has officially opened its vaccination site to younger children.By the end of Wednesday 1 million kids ages 5-11 will have their first COVID-19 vaccine shots. In the Kansas City metro, those numbers are steadily growing.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and nine other state attorney generals filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate that requires staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
While some states are fighting mandates, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration takes the position that its rules are federal and preempt any state laws. One Kansas City attorney talks about what companies should do now in case the mandates are upheld."We're advising our clients to prepare for the worst hope for the best because the compliance is pretty soon.
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