Suspended Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes is indicted on five ethics violations for reportedly using his elected position for personal gain, one count of perjury and one count of conspiracy to commit theft.
The FDA has given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to three COVID-19 vaccines and in early May, Pfizer and BioNTech became the first to apply for full approval through a Biologics License Application (BLA).
The COVID-19 vaccine is free and while providers are not expected to work for free, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says providers must administer the vaccine with no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
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“When we identified the UK variant, we estimated that incidence based on what we had sequenced about 2 percent. Now, well about a couple weeks ago, it was 40 percent. Based on our most recent sequencing run, it’s probably more like 60 percent of the UK variant in the state,” said Dr. Leal.
Trimble said UAB has been pulling six doses of vaccine from the five-dose vials since December by using low dead space syringes. “Dead space” is the area between the syringe hub and the needle where vaccine gets trapped. It’s usually only a few drops, but in this case, enough to make a difference.
Vaccines prompt an immune response from the body, which often results in enlarged lymph nodes. For a percentage of women, those enlarged lymph nodes translated to a false positive mammogram and a short-term cancer scare.
Dr. Gonsoulin said after it was decided a lawsuit wasn’t feasible, the district “pivoted” to come up with a plan to get parents the money they’re owed, including the possibility of the district reimbursing the cost of the trip.
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The week of January 18, Alabama was allocated 121,650 first and second doses of both vaccines, according to CDC data. That increased to 205,380 first and second doses of both vaccines for the week of March 1.
WBRC did hear from several other school districts in Alabama and Georgia that said they too were promised a refund after their trip was canceled, but have not gotten any money from Musical Destinations.
As Alabama is still in the process of vaccinating its healthcare workers, some of them have questioned who gets the vaccine first. Our On Your Side Investigators taking those concerns to state health leaders.
Alabama’s plan closely follows recommendations given by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), but last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said states need to begin vaccinating people 65 and older.