Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on May 14, 2021
Rochester Clinical Research is recruiting 100 local children to be used for a trial on the COVID vaccines for 6 month through 11 year olds. The trial is set to start in 3 weeks with parents and children assenting to the trial. The researchers hope to have the data in before the fall so they can get an emergency use authorization for the vaccine for kids going back to school.
Wegmans pharmacies are offering the COVID vaccine for kids 12-15. As of Saturday, anyone age 12 and older can walk in and receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any Wegmans pharmacy in New York. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be administered to people ages 12 and older; those under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian present with them in order to obtain a vaccine dose. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for people ages 18 and older.
The Aquarium at Niagara has welcomed a new 8 armed friend and needs the publics help. The Pacific red Octopus is without a name and the aquarium has announced a naming contest through a google docs survey. Members of the public can vote through May 31st between the names, Bean, Octavia, and Squishy. Follow the link at WBTAi.com to vote.
In a similar vein the Buffalo Zoo has 2 new African Lion Cubs who also need names. The Zoo is using this as a fundraiser with people who pay 1 dollar being able to select between 3 boy names and 3 girl names. 5 of the names are Swahili and have specific meanings. The 6th name is Augustus for the Roman Emperor Tiberius Augustus. Anyone can cast as many votes as they like, 1 vote for each dollar they donate.