Vaccination required for Porter Hospital and other UVMHN employees

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network, which includes Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center, will require employees to either get a COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1, or be subject to weekly testing for the disease, which has killed 260 Vermonters and 615,000 Americans since it arrived in this country 18 months ago.UVMHN President and CEO John Brumsted, MD, said in a statement today that recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Vermont have “made one thing crystal clear: vaccination is how we control … (read more)

Vermont high schoolers get COVID-19 vaccine registration on Saturday

Vermonters 16 to 18 years old can register for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., two days earlier than originally planned, officials announced at a press conference Friday. The rest of the latest age group — 16- to 29-year-olds — will be … (read more)

COVID & Community: Learning how coronavirus affects us all

Middlebury College students in Prof. Lindsay Repka’s fall Biochem class took an in-depth look at the science of coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. In their studies they saw how this pandemic reaches beyond the proteins, RNA and other buildin … (read more)