Southwest Airlines Scraps Plans To Put Some Unvaccinated Workers On Unpaid Leave In DecemberSouthwest Airlines is dropping plans to put unvaccinated employees who have applied for, but haven’t yet been approved or denied, a religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting in December.
New Study Shows Receiving Different COVID-19 Vaccines Can Rev Up Immune Response“This is really good news,” said Dr. Jon Weidanz, immunologist and Associate Vice President for Research at UT Arlington.
North Texan Charged With Threatening COVID-19 Vaccine Advocate In BaltimoreThe U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore announced Scott Eli Harris, 51, of Aubrey, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of sending a threat across state lines.
North Texas Businesses Reviewing Competing Federal And State COVID-19 Vaccine MandatesThe Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council said Tuesday that North Texas hospitals, which face both orders, are now reviewing them, but haven't changed their vaccine requirements.
Gov. Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity"The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," Gov. Abbott said in a statement.
Some North Texas National Night Out Events Were Drive-Thru Due To COVID-19“In the past, pre-pandemic, oh my gosh this whole area was just populated with people everywhere,” said Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown of the Bear Creek Ranch Community.
North Texas Company Mandates Driving Up Vaccination RatesHospitals, airlines, and other companies have made the leap and discovered mandates work to drive up their vaccination rates.
Southwest Airlines Requiring Employees To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19“Southwest Airlines must join our industry peers in complying with the federal government's COVID-19 vaccination directive,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO.
CDC Issues Health Alert For Pregnant Women Regarding COVID-19The CDC says in 2021 approximately 97% of pregnant people hospitalized (either for illness or for labor and delivery) with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were unvaccinated.
Fort Worth ISD Offering $500 Incentive For Teachers, Staff Who Get COVID-19 VaccineThe FWISD school board voted to approve the one-time stipend for teachers and staff who can show proof of full vaccination by November 15.
Fort Worth Clinic Offering 3rd-Dose COVID-19 Booster Shots For Eligible PeopleThe City of Fort Worth is now administering third-shot COVID-19 booster vaccines for immunocompromised patients, along with 1st and 2nd doses for anyone 12 years of age and older.