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NYS begins Pfizer booster shot rollout

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York State has announced that it supports the CDC’s recommendation for the COVID-19 booster shot.

If you received your first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine six months ago, Governor Kathy Hochul said you shouldn’t put off getting a COVID-19 booster shot since it will help provide additional protection against the virus.

“We’re not necessarily seeing people becoming acutely ill and dying, but we are seeing a lot more hospitalizations,” explained Dr. Jim Saperstone, a local pediatrician. “So that tells us that in addition to people who are not being vaccinated, some of it is wearing off.”

 New Yorkers who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive their booster dose if:

  • They are 65 years and older or residents in long-term care settings
  • If they are between the ages of 50 – 64 with underlying medical conditions. 

Additionally, New Yorkers who received the vaccine may get their COVID-19 booster dose if:

  • They are in the 18-49 age group with underlying medical conditions
  • Those between the ages of 18 – 64 years old and have a high risk of COVID-19 exposure because of where they work.

As of right now, booster shots are only available for the Pfizer vaccine.

“The booster shot is very essential,” said Dr. Nosa Lebarty, who is the Chief Medical Officer of Central Med Urgent Care.

Appointments are now available at all New York State mass vaccination sites.

“I suspect within a couple of weeks, we will see Moderna on board, too, with that,” explained Saperstone.

Besides getting a COVID-19 booster vaccine, state and local health care providers recommend getting the flu shot as well.

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FARMINGTON, Mo. – Damage from the tornado that hit southwest of Saint Louis Sunday brought down trees and caused structures to collapse.

Farmington is about 75 miles southwest of St. Louis and the tornado caused power lines to go down, trees and their limbs to fall, there were even reports of people trapped in homes. Some structures collapsed, roads were blocked byfallen trees-limbs, and there were power outages.

EMS/Mutual Aid is coming from surrounding departments.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis confirmed that a brief, weak tornado touched down northeast of Farmington.

It was rated an EF-0 based on the damage it caused and was on the ground for about three minutes. An EF-0 tornado is estimated to have had winds of 65-85 mph.

A damage survey indicated that the tornado touched down just to the west of Turley Mill Road, damaging nearby cedar trees. Alerts from the NWS at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday reported an observed tornado in Farmington, moving northeast at approximately 45 miles per hour. By 9:10 p.m., the NWS confirmed other tornadoes near Fredericktown and St. Mary.

Fire officials in Farmington reported significant damage in the southern part of town.

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LEBANON, Ill. – The Lebanon CUSD has canceled class Monday due to damage surrounding the school.

Lebanon CUSD said in a Facebook post that they “have power lines down and a dangerous situation on campus.”

Ameren told the school district that the situation should be cleaned up by mid-day or late afternoon. The school day will be made up at the end of the year.

A tornado Sunday night caused damaged from Farmington, Missouri to Chester, Illinois.

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CHESTER, Ill. – Sunday night’s tornado hopped from Missouri right over into Illinois.

FOX 2’s Meteorologist Jaime Travers was in the Woods Basement System Storm Runner Monday morning taking a look at the damage in Chester, Illinois.

Travers said residents were properly warned about all of the storms across the area. The tornado started in Fredericktown, Missouri and then moved to Farmington, then to St. Mary and then to Chester, Illinois.

Travers found a barn leveled by the tornado in Chester. Trees were also mangled and power lines are down. The roof of a nursing home on Palestine Road was also torn off.

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