Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.
New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus.
On Friday, Paris ISD will join forces with Honey Grove’s Puckett Family Clinic to provide 12- to 18-year-old students with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccinations.
The center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vaccination dates this week being Thursday and Friday.
Most of the U.S. and Paris are suspended in a Covid plateau phase. Our infection rates are much better, but not yet at the cut off level indicating that the risk of transmission is reduced enough for precautions to be abandoned.
The Paris-Lamar County Health District is gearing up for its final mass Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Love Civic Center this week. Vaccinations will continue, but on a smaller scale, officials said.
U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on Covid-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of blood clot.
Local health officials reported shorter lines and less demand at vaccination sites, and warned that there's still much work to be done to make Texans safe from the virus.
U.S. manufacturers say they have vast surpluses for sale, and hospitals say they have three to 12 month stockpiles. The government says hospitals and health care providers should try to return to one mask per patient.
A spike of 20 Covid-19 cases in Fannin County was the result of testing in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Choice Moore Transfer Facility in Bonham rather than rapid spread in the community.
The pause is temporary and just for this week as the Easton Southwest Shootout comes to Paris again, Paris-Lamar County Health District director Gina Prestridge confirmed.
The global death toll from the coronavirus topped 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.
Brookshire’s is hosting first and second dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine clinics at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex, 700 FM 87 in Bonham, in April and May.
On Tuesday, health district director Gina Prestridge said the J&J vaccine will be temporarily paused. The health district is the only entity receiving a vaccine allocation from the state this week, and that’s 500 Moderna doses.
Covid remains low at Paris Regional Medical Center, with just four Covid-infected people inpatient daily over the last week. At least 17% of the population in the U.S. is thought to be vaccinated.
The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.
Fannin County will continue its Covid-19 disaster declaration as cases tick slightly upward this week and as more vaccines make their way into the hands of the county’s providers.
District staff can receive their shot between 10 a.m. and noon, while the public is invited to receive a shot from 1 to 5 p.m.
Nearly 3,000 doses of vaccine are on the way to Lamar, Red River and Fannin counties in the 17th week of the state’s vaccine rollout, according to Texas Department of State Health Services records.
The Paris Chapter of the NAACP will hold a second vaccination clinic April 17. The Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine will be given.
Four months into the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, active cases are down to their lowest levels in more than half a year. Thousands more doses are on the way as vaccine clinics in the Red River Valley continue.