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Health Headlines for September 14, 2021

Judge temporarily halts New York’s vaccine mandate for health workers citing religious exemption

Times Union

A federal judge in Utica issued an order that will temporarily restrain employers from enforcing a state vaccine mandate on health care workers who have sought a religious exemption from receiving the shots.

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Gottlieb says vaccines could be approved for kids 5-11 by end of October

CBS News

The FDA commissioner predicted that the agency he helmed will authorize Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11 by the end of October.

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Northern NY hospital to stop delivering babies after resignations over Covid-19 vaccine

Medical services in five other departments may have to be cut back as well if more staff members resign because they refuse to be vaccinated.

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Delivering a new healthcare ecosystem for the Capital District

The Business Journals

New Yorkers deserve a health care system that is built with people at the center, providing them the right care at the right time based on their needs.

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Van de Wal honored as New York Woman of Distinction


The regional president of the Utica/North Country region of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield has been honored as a 2021 New York State Woman of Distinction.

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Youth cigarette smoking rate hits new low in New York

Spectrum News

Youth tobacco use has declined across all products, including a drop in e-cigarette use for the first time.

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