Booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are now available for children ages 5-11.
The expansion of booster eligibility comes as COVID-19 cases are continuing to steadily rise across the county. The myth that COVID-19 is always a mild disease in children is untrue. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 4.8 million children ages 5-11 have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 15,000 hospitalized and 180 deceased.
The Washington State Department of Health recommends children ages 5-11 should receive a booster dose five months after completing their primary vaccine series of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Immunocompromised children should receive their booster at least three months after their primary series.
More Policies Needed
to Stop Gun Violence
The violent tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, once again highlights the overwhelming need for policies to reduce gun violence. As the Associated Press reports, it also highlights how state leaders in Washington stand in contrast to Congress and Republican leaders.
During the past several years, Washington voters and the Legislature have passed policies to reduce and prevent gun violence related to domestic violence, suicide, community violence and mass shootings. Policies include universal background checks, an increase in the purchasing age for semi-automatic weapons, liability for people who don't secure their firearms, and extreme risk protection orders - sometimes called "red flag laws."
Something fun for kids and adults to partake on Egg Day is the Pinewood Derby Race.
The Winlock-Vader Food Bank and The Club will be sponsoring a Pinewood Derby Race on Egg Day afternoon. The races will be held at the lot just north of the old Firehouse Restaurant. Car weigh-ins will begin at 2:00 p.m. and racing will commence at 4:00 p.m.
Toledo Citizens against Bio-sludge is having a meeting on June 5th, 2022 at Toledo High School Commons at 2:00 p.m. We encourage everyone to come, it's time more people learn about the effects it has on a farmer's land along with how it might affect you.
The smaller group of individuals have met with Senator Jeff Wilson and Ecology's Peter Lyon. While Senator Wilson has been very responsive to the requests from the citizens, the same can not be said for Mr. Lyon. In speaking with Senator Wilson, he indicated he may draw up legislation since the Department of Ecology is not responding to his questions. Senator Wilson will be attending the meeting.
SOUTH BEND - The Community & Family Resource & Health Event turned out to be a gala and beneficial day that offered support for immigrants in north Pacific County. A few hundred people stopped by the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend on May 14 to learn more about how to better adapt to a new community.
The Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans captured their second state fastpitch championship under the guidance of head coach Ken Olson at the 1B state tournament conducted at the Yakima Gateway Sports Complex over the weekend. The Titans also claimed the state title in 2017.
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