Georgia parents welcome prospect of vaccine OK for young kids
The first results of a COVID-19 vaccination study found the treatments are safe and effective for children between 5 and 11, Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday after a study of more than 2,200 children. Read the full article: Georgia Recorder Read more
Flu season looms as wild card amid Covid surge
For pharmacists, cold weather means more people coming through their doors looking for relief from stuffy noses and sore throats or to ward off infection with a flu vaccine. October marks the start of the annual flu season, which typically worsens as the mercury drops before ending around May.... Read more
Ralston proposes $7 million for mental health crisis units
Mental health funding is desperately needed, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say, and House Speaker David Ralston is proposing a $7 million boost in the state’s crisis system. The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability licenses a medically monitored short-term residential program of crisis stabilization units. Read... Read more
Georgia schools need ‘system of support’ as students return
Back to school this year may be the most difficult students and administrators have faced in terms of emotional and mental well-being, experts in child and adolescent health say. The issues of grief, loss, anxiety, depression and trauma were present prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; they aren’t new concerns, said... Read more
Retiring CDC official says U.S. isn’t ready for another pandemic
The United States wasn’t ready for the pandemic “and we have a lot of work to do to get better prepared for the next one,” says Dr. Anne Schuchat, who is retiring after 33 years at the agency. Read the full article: GPB Read more

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