COVID-19

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No new COVID-19 deaths have been added in southwest Indiana and hospitalizations continue to fall. 

Warrick Schools Dropping Mask Requirement

Nov 4, 2021
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Starting Monday, masks will become optional for students and staff in Warrick County schools. 

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Two more COVID-19 related deaths are reported in southwest Indiana as hospitalizations continue to fall. 

Starting Thursday, Hoosiers 5 and older can register for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Wednesday's announcement from the Indiana Department of Health follows federal approval.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory committee prepares to make their recommendations on COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5 and older, pediatric doctors are making their case to parents. A Riley Children’s Hospital physician said that means dispelling misinformation.

Dr. Sarah Bosslet, director of primary care at Riley, said that starts with answering questions from parents. For example, parents have asked about long-term side effects from vaccines. She said, with most vaccines, severe side effects are almost immediate or within six weeks.

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