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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5 to 11

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Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.
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Shooting at University in Russia Leaves Eight Dead, 28 Hurt

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A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said.
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VA Office of EMS Uses Cloud-Based Telematics to Track Fleet

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The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (VOEMS) is using cloud-based telematics technology to better manage its vehicle fleet.
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Seven Halawa (HI) Inmates Transported to ER Due to Illness; COVID-19 not Suspected

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EMS treated and transported seven sick male patients to various emergency rooms around Honolulu in stable and serious conditions.
A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Widespread Pfizer Booster Shots

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An influential federal advisory panel has soundly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.
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MedStar Board of Directors Elects Officers

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At the September 8, 2021 meeting of the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MedStar) Board of Directors, three board members were elected to officer positions.
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Telehealth Program Lets Akron (OH) EMS Bring ER Physicians to Homes Virtually

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A new program from the Akron Fire Department is bringing new meaning to the phrase "the doctor will see you now."
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Decatur Morgan Hospital Gets Preliminary Nod on Ambulance Certificate

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The Ambulance Regulatory Board recommended approval of the hospital's application for a certificate of public necessity and convenience.
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Cleveland County (NC) Needs EMTs, Dispatchers

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Cleveland County EMS hosted a job fair to attract what they hope will be the next generation of health care professionals.
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Study: Childhood Obesity in U.S. Accelerated during Pandemic

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A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.