Kansas City Starts COVID Mask Student Crackdown Amid Youngster Vaxx Effort

The latest phase of the pandemic puts youngsters in the midst of a culture war and political disputes regarding public health policy.

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"The measure, passed by the council’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee, would require masks to be worn by all people at schools and on school buses. The full council is set to vote on the measure Thursday."

Meanwhile, throughout the metro, there's a push to add the COVID vaxx to the already crowded schedule of shots that students must take to attend schools.

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KCMO Council committee advances more limited mask mandate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Missouri, City Council committee advanced a measure Wednesday morning that would require those in school settings to wear a mask.

Kansas City, Missouri, on verge of ending mask mandate for adults

Kansas City, Missouri, is on the verge of dropping its face mask mandate. But there's a catch. KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reported that if a new order passes the city council on Thursday, and it probably will, the mask mandate ends for people 18 and older.

KC leaders send school mask mandate to Full Council for Thursday vote

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A Kansas City committee on Wednesday approved a measure to extend the city's mask mandate in school settings to December. The proposal now heads to the Full Council for a potential vote on Thursday. Kansas City's overall mask mandate in public spaces is set to expire Thursday.

Kansas City leaders planning school mask mandate, ending public order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City took a preliminary step to create a new school mask mandate Wednesday morning. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced an ordinance during a committee meeting to require masks for everyone in private and public school settings where K-12 students attend.

Kansas City pharmacy reacts to CDC recommendation of COVID-19 vaccine for kids

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has approved Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.The vaccine comes in two smaller doses and is given three weeks apart.It's nearly 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic illness in young kids.

Hy-Vee to start vaccinating children against COVID-19

by: Juan Cisneros Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hy-Vee has announced that some locations in the Kansas City area will begin to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 to 11 years old. Health officials gave the final approval of the pediatric vaccine on Tuesday.

Johnson County, Kansas health department offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment said it will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11.On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved recommendations, under emergency use authorization, to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 to this cohort.Johnson County health officials said the shots to the pediatric population will be by appointment, from 8 a.m.

COVID vaccine available next week in Johnson County for kids ages 5-11

by: Sydnie Holzfaster Posted: / Updated: OLATHE, Kan. - Starting next week, more children in Johnson County will have the chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19. On Tuesday,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved recommendations under emergency use authorization to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11.

Kansas to push school COVID vaccine clinics for younger kids

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas will encourage its public schools to hold clinics for vaccinating children ages 5 through 11 against COVID-19 and some doses already have arrived in the state, Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday. The state expects to receive nearly 128,000 doses of a vaccine for younger children manufactured by Pfizer by next week.

Missouri DHSS adopts CDC recommendation, children 5-11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in state

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has adopted the CDC's recommendation for children to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This recommendation applies to children 5-11 years old. Previously, the vaccine was authorized only for children 12 and older.

Local pediatricians are ready to calm parents nerves about Pfizer vaccine for children

Local pediatricians are ready to deliver the newly approved Pfizer vaccine for younger children. They say the wait for the smaller doses won't be long. One doctor in south Overland Park says this is an emotional milestone in the fight against COVID-19."Literal tears of joy.

Kansas City-area parents weigh in on vaccinating kids ages 5 to 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Tuesday, the Center For Disease Control gave the clear for the Pfizer vaccine for children ages five to 11. The biggest question remains, will parents vaccinate their elementary-aged children. "I think for a lot of us, including myself, this is a very emotional day," Dr. Natasha Burgert, with Pediatric Associates of South Overland Park said.

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