Is it safe to get a third COVID-19 vaccine?

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Our legal and medical expert weigh in.

ATLANTA — Researchers are studying to see if booster shots are necessary, as COVID-19 cases go up in Georgia and across the country.

Meanwhile, some people are reportedly trying to get a third dose before it’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Our 11Alive Verify team asked the experts. 

Is it medically safe and legal to get your third COVID-19 vaccine before its approved by the FDA? 

This answer comes in two parts.

Is it medically safe? We don’t have enough data to know if a third shot is recommended.  

Is it

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Avian Buys Counter-Drone Training Company redUAS; Kevin Switick Quoted

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AVIAN has purchased redUAS, a counter-unmanned aircraft systems tactics and training company, for an undisclosed sum.

RedUAS offers Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified courses meant to make participants aware of threats associated with unmanned aircraft and inform them of the legalities of using drones and counter-drone technologies, Lexington Park, Maryland-based AVIAN said Monday.

The company also introduces first responders and other emergency management professionals to tactics, techniques and procedures to help them come up with an organized response to malicious drones. RedUAS develops and provides C-UAS training for first responders under a contract with New Mexico Institute of Mining and

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Legality of directive tabled as Somers boards seek to work collaboratively

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Jul. 30—SOMERS — The Board of Finance on Tuesday tabled discussing the town attorney’s opinion on whether it had the authority to direct the selectmen to consult it if they seek to make changes to salaries and labor contracts after the annual budget is approved.

And while that directive to the selectmen — approved unanimously by the Finance Board via a motion on June 29th — remains in effect, moving forward the board and selectmen will seek to work collaboratively, according to Finance Board Chairman Michael Parker.

It was at the Finance Board’s joint meeting Tuesday with the selectmen and

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US employers ratchet up the pressure on the unvaccinated

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NEW YORK — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers.

For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses and other incentives to encourage their workforces to get the COVID-19 shot. Now, a growing number are imposing rules to make it more onerous for employees to refuse, from outright mandates to requiring the unvaccinated to undergo regular testing.

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Your Letters: Aug. 2, 2021

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Bear Valley Road repaving

It’s a great thing to see the city of Victorville repaving a portion of Bear Valley Road. The ride is like night and day. Thank you! Continue to update our fine city. Believe it or not, your citizens do appreciate it. 

John Martin, Victorville

Win-win solution

Solutions are at hand if we reimagine how problems can be combined and solved. Several mayors of cities who tried the defund-the-police approach now want more officers so their citizens are protected. AOC wants jails and prisons emptied and would like the approach of counseling/employment instead of incarceration. Politicians are

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