The county health department got 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and on Thursday will begin inoculating staff and residents of facilities managed by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Mental Health, and Office of Addiction Services and Support.
Previously researched by Oxford and AstraZeneca, a “90% effective” CoViD vaccine was only applied at a reduced dose in people under age 55.
What was hoped to be ready by year’s end will now need further research.
More trials will compare the reduced dose to a standard two-pair dosing of the vaccination.
‘Mr. Pangalos said the company [AstraZeneca] is planning a global trial to compare the two dosing regimens. The number of participants it will enroll hasn’t yet been determined, but it will be in the thousands.
“The only way they’re going to find out is by specifically and deliberately testing this serendipitous observation,” Professor Moore said. “The onus is on them to prove the speculation.” ‘
Carmel Schools released preliminary info on how to prep students for possibly returning to school amid the ongoing Corona pandemic.
These guidances includes
*Teach and model for your children how to maintain social distancing [of 6 feet] and use of a face covering outside the home. *Emphasize proper hygiene with your children including washing hands [for 20 seconds] and avoiding touching their faces. *Purchase or make a personalized face covering for your child. The District will provide face coverings if needed.