The CDC now recommends that children and adolescents age 6 months and older get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Children age 5 and older who receive the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster at least 5 months after their second shot. https://publichealthcollaborative.org/faq/?utm_source=PHCC+Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter#booster-doses COVID-19 has become one of the top 10 causes of pediatric death, and tens of thousands of children and teens have been hospitalized because of the virus.…

https://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/bournes-herring-pond-tribe-wants-its-history-heard/article_790fa118-750c-56a6-ace0-634bb32302df.html Melissa Ferretti, chairwoman of the Herring Pond Tribe, points to a photo of her Aunt Hazel and Cousin Troy, shown center wearing traditional regalia.By CALLI REMILLARD Like most stories, history can change depending on who is telling it. And for a long time, members of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe let their history be told for them. But now, they want to tell it themselves. Melissa A. Ferretti, chairwoman…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html or the best protection, CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. 6 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 1. COVID-19 vaccination for children is safe. Before recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials. Then, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for everyone 6 months and older.…

https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal…

Old Colony Memorial By Rich Harbert wickedlocal.com From Below – “Melissa Ferretti and Madison Hunt of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe visited Indian Brook Elementary School last Wednesday to share the Native American legend of the three sisters and help third-graders plant corn, beans and squash. Ferretti, who is chairwoman of the tribe, attended the school when it opened years ago. She told students the legend of how three quarreling…

https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2022/05/17/special-commission-backs-new-state-seal-and-motto-for-massachusetts By Adam Reilly May 17, 2022 The special commission charged with reevaluating Massachusetts’ state seal and motto voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that both be completely replaced. The current state seal, which dates back to 1898, depicts a Native American holding a bow and arrow and standing beneath an arm holding a sword — representing the colonial military leader Myles Standish — poised as if to strike. A motto in…