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Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. Many people, they argued, would then come off the sidelines and take the millions of jobs that employers were desperate …

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Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters, but figuring out who's eligible and when can be confusing. And adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can choose a different brand of vaccine for that extra dose.

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MIFFLINBURG — Valley community members got to aid in the fight against breast cancer and sample a variety of chefs’ specialties in Mifflinburg Thursday night.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later.

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The current level of COVID-19 community transmission across Geisinger’s service area mirrors what occurred last November at the start of the most severe spike in case counts and hospitalizations in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, according to the hospital system’s chief executive offi…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better.


DANVILLE — Three parents and two of Tina Bartholomew’s daughters Tuesday night disputed allegations she shared confidential survey documents, claims that apparently led the school board to terminate Bartholomew on Sept. 28 as assistant middle school cross country coach.

Eighty-five percent of nursing homes in Pennsylvania have limited admissions due to staffing shortages since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly 40 percent said they cannot afford to stay open and provide care over the next year, according to a survey by the Pennsylvania Health Car…

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Pennsylvania Health officials reported more than 5,000 new COVID cases for the second day in a row on Thursday and another 92 residents died due to symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

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