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The third round of vaccination was approved by the FDA. Symptom hesitation leads to some questions about  getting the third shot.

COVID-19 booster shot gains approval

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager December 21, 2021

The FDA recently recommended people above the age of 16 receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Many in the Staples community have already received the shot, while some have been hesitant due to the limited data...

Chrissy Toeplitz’s kids, Henry (6) and Paige (9), received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Staples High School clinic on Nov. 13.

Vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 nurtures excitement for second dose

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor November 24, 2021

Needles. Blood. Tears. Band-Aids. Usually, this is the standard protocol for young kids receiving a shot. Children are begrudgingly dragged into the dreaded doctor’s office, sick with anticipation for...

First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

First COVID-19 vaccine dosage yields difficult side effects in 12 to 15 year olds

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director June 4, 2021

Since Pfizer’s approval for children ages 12 to 15 on May 10, many vaccine recipients at Staples have experienced negative reactions to the shot.  Although the news of vaccinations opening up...

Since the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds, many students are receiving their first dose, even at drive-in clinics.

Pfizer vaccine authorized for children ages 12-15 by FDA

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Middle school students and underclassmen can now receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ages 12-15 on May 10.  According...

A group of Connecticut residents wait in a socially distant line for their vaccine at Brunswick School in Greenwich.

Students reflect on varied physical reactions to vaccine

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor May 6, 2021

On April 1 at midnight, half of the Staples student body scrambled to book their COVID vaccine appointment, eager to be granted “immunity” to the virus. This quick rollout fostered hope within the...

The three vaccines currently being given are highly effective in preventing COVID-19. The effectiveness of the vaccines makes more people want to take it, and also decreases the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinating students will lead to end of pandemic

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

For a full year, the U.S. has been in lockdown, confined to their homes and wearing masks when going out. Because COVID-19 has proved to not be beatable by just staying at home and social distancing, the...

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