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Franchot says young children in schools should be required to get vaccinated

Plus: Staffing shortage leads to interrupted trash collection in Rockville; NIH to study ‘long COVID-19’ in pregnant women

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Franchot says young children in schools should be required to get vaccinated

Comptroller and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Franchot said if he is elected to the state’s highest office, young children in schools would be required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. [Maryland Reporter]

Staffing shortage leads to interrupted trash collection in Rockville

Last week, Rockville residents were notified on two separate occasions that the city was unable to complete waste collection services due to staffing shortages.

These instances are an example of a larger national trend in staffing shortage issues in waste collection, according to Marylou Berg, the director of communication for the city of Rockville. [Montgomery Community Media]

NIH to study ‘long COVID-19’ in pregnant women

The National Institutes of Health will support a four-year study to learn about the potential effects of COVID-19 in women who contracted the disease during pregnancy.

The study will also follow up on their offspring for any potential neurological or cardiovascular long-term effects. [Fox 5]

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