Evening News Brief

Written by on June 3, 2021

A new trial to test the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children will be starting this month in Rochester.  Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are enrolling participants in pediatric trials starting June 7.  Children ages 5-11 will be enrolled in Phase 2 and 3 trials – which involve mid-to-large population groups in various communities.  In addition, URMC will be taking part in future trials for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years.

Veterinarians can now allow owners inside with their pets with no masks if they are vaccinated.  Previously the restriction that made vets have to do curbside service were in effect but the new guidelines allow vets to operate as any other business.  This guidance comes form the CDC and New York State Veterinary.

Girl Scouts of Western New York announced 56 Gold award recipients and 33 Scholarship recipients and one scout in Genesee county was honored with both.  Ava Flores from Oakfield troop 42141 did a project called feed the Need and fulfilled the Gold award goal of fulfilling a need in the community and creating a change that has the potential to be ongoing or sustainable.  Flores also received a 1000 dollar scholarship.

The Buffalo Sabres will start off the draft pick with the first overall pick for 2021.  This is the second time since 2018 that the Sabres will have this opportunity.

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