COVID-19: Booster shots for kids coming

Published: 5/26/2022 10:18:31 PM
Modified: 5/26/2022 10:19:46 PM

WEST LEBANON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommend a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months following their first two doses.

The agencies recommend a three-dose primary series for children who are moderately or severely immunocompromised, followed by a booster.

Dartmouth Health patients ages 5-11 will be able to schedule booster shots using their myDH account by the end of this week, according to a mass email from the Lebanon-based health system. Appointments are required.

More information about DH vaccination clinics are available online at or through myDH accounts.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is offering drive-thru vaccine and booster shots at the Colburn Hill parking lot. Appointments are required.

People also can find locations providing COVID-19 boosters or primary doses at or

River Bend adjusts end-of-year celebration in response to COVID-19

BRADFORD, Vt. — River Bend Career and Technical Center is asking that students and families attend the school’s end-of-year celebration on June 8 in shifts due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, according to a message to families from the director.

The Bradford school had planned a traditional ceremony where everyone sits together but decided to switch gears when cases at two of the technical center’s sending schools began to spike, RBCTC Director Brian Emerson wrote in the May 20 letter. Instead, the students and families will gather under a tent in small groups, according to the students’ area of study.

“River Bend is the first in all of the end of year celebrations,” Emerson wrote. “We at River Bend would hate to be a super spreader event that causes other ceremonies to be negatively affected.”

Crossroads Academy to be closed Tuesday

LYME — Due to inadequate staffing associated with the ongoing uptick in COVID-19 cases, Crossroads Academy will be closed on Tuesday, according to a Thursday message from the head of school.

“Fortunately, because of the design of our schedule, we are able to cover classes tomorrow,” Dan Morrissey, Crossroads head of school, wrote. “However, due to isolation periods for COVID positive individuals, we will not be able to adequately cover classes on Tuesday following the holiday weekend and need to cancel classes for that day.”

He encouraged members of the community to wear masks indoors and practice physical distancing as the community level of COVID-19 in Grafton County remains “high,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

— Staff report

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