Bivalent vaccine numbers are lagging

About 26,000 Vermonters have gotten the Omicron booster, putting the state on a slower pace than previous booster campaigns, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Psych prof discusses how to respond to science denial

AAUW and Ilsley Library are hosting a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., by author and Middlebury College Professor Emerita of Psychology Barbara Hofer.

Letter to the editor: Vaccines are made by people

I don’t know why the polio vaccines ended up being named after individuals, whereas others have not. Perhaps if the COVID vaccine were named after someone, it would seem more acceptable, rather than being produced by “Big Pharma.”

Letter to the editor: Unvaxxed should go to the back of the line

An elderly friend just had his hip replacement put off, as Burlington, Middlebury and Rutland hospitals had no bed for him. Of the patients who had the bed, almost all COVID patients were not fully vaccinated.

Ways of seeing: Vaccine failures challenge our values

When I moved to Vermont for college, I was 18 and had barely left Texas. My family drove me, and I was terrified when I realized how far Vermont was from home.

Letter to the editor: Anti-vax beliefs are not new

I am writing in response to Claire Corkins’ “Ways of Seeing” article and to Alden Harwood’s letter to the editor concerning vaccinations. I am of the polio generation, and I have known people who got it.

Ways of seeing: Polio generation trusted the vaccine

My father recalled a day during elementary school when all the kids from the school were taken down to the Town Hall, and everyone was given a polio vaccine.

Letter to the editor: Vax resistance hurts others

I grew up in the early 1950s. Back then everybody got to see the effects of polio on people of all ages.

Letter to the editor: Let’s focus on the public good

In my father’s day, the killer was polio. In my son’s, it is COVID. Let’s all focus on the public good and use every medically-recommended tool at our disposal — like masks and vaccinations — to reduce this public health menace.

5- to 11-year-olds now eligible for COVID vaccines

Vermont opened registration Wednesday morning for kids to get their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, after the CDC gave its final approval on Tuesday night.

Ways of seeing: Vaccine leads to togetherness

I just returned from a truly glorious weekend in Stonington, Conn., where I went for a funeral. “Always go to the funeral” is a piece of advice someone gave me a long time ago.

COVID boosters open to BIPOC adults and older Vermonters

Booster shots are currently available only for people who got their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least six months ago.

Pfizer COVID booster shots start Friday in Vermont

“We know vaccines are safe and effective, and these additional doses add even more protection. So, I encourage anyone who is eligible to register for your booster today,” Gov. Phil Scott said.

How do you convince an unvaccinated person?

“The aide is very good,” Carol Rosenstock said. “She is really attentive to my mother. She’s the one who takes her to appointments, and keeps track of what the doctor said, and if she’s taken her pills. . . . My mom likes her.”Rosenstock lives in Brooklin … (read more)

Area businesses set vaccine policies

MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — Many businesses in Addison County have been deliberating in the past few weeks on how to keep their workplace safe from COVID-19 in light of to the Delta variant’s spread and breakthrough cases in the county.Some are encouraging all … (read more)