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MCHS teachers received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in February, and their second in March during mass vaccination days at Woodstock North High School.

Take your shot

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor May 5, 2021

Teachers lined up and down the Woodstock North High School gym on February 12 awaiting their first COVID vaccine, nerves flying high as they inched closer to the front. “Nervous doesn't quite describe...

Though the vaccine hasn't received official approval for people under the age of 18, several teenagers, including MCHS students, have received vaccines as essential workers or because they are at-risk.

Next in line

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor April 23, 2021

With the vaccination of essential workers and seniors in the works, states have moved on to vaccinating children and adolescents. Many students all over the country have been vaccinated, in hopes that...

So far, only certain adults have been able to access the vaccine, including those who are more at-risk of catching COVID and frontline workers. Soon, though drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna will have a vaccine speciall made for children.

Drug companies begin testing vaccines in children

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor April 21, 2021

Drug companies Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are in the course of studies that will include testing their Covid vaccines in children.  Experts say that it’s critical to test vaccines in children through...

Nurses reset injection stations set up at Woodstock North High School on February 12 after a wave of MCHS teachers, staff members, and administrators received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

MCHS teachers and staff receive first COVID dose

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 26, 2021

The teachers and staff of MCHS had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 12.  Last Friday, after school, several MCHS personnel headed to Woodstock North High...

Teachers and staff at Des Moines Public Schools got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic held at Central Campus. Overall, Illinois is sixth in the country, following more populous states, in terms of percent of the population receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

McHenry County behind on vaccination

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccination efforts begin to increase, McHenry County has the lowest percentage of its population vaccinated out of the Chicago suburb collar counties. The COVID-19 vaccine is in high...

Patient receives COVID-19 vaccine shot in Anchorage, AL. Frontline health workers were the first scheduled to receive the two COVID injections, which need to spaced several weeks apart.

Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines begins

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Ever since the pandemic quarantined America, we have been waiting for something that would get us back to some semblance of normal. That hope is slowly becoming a reality as the COVID-19 vaccine had begun...

President-elect Joe Biden celebrates his election victory in a speech on November 9 to the American public. During his transition, Biden has continued to preach unity between political parties—a key campaign message.

President-elect Biden begins transition

Emma Snyder, News Editor November 17, 2020

President-elect, Joe Biden, wasted not time taking action. Only hours after winning the election on November 7, Biden gave a speech calling for peace between Democrats and Republicans.  “Refusal...

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