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Jimmy LaRoue, Author at Smithfield Times


Vaccine for adolescents needs additional approval

Though the Food and Drug Administration has approved the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, additional federal ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:05 pm


Western Tidewater gas shortages emerging in wake of cyber attack on pipeline 

In the wake of a cybersecurity attack on a major East Coast pipeline, several gas stations in Western Tidewater have run out of gas and ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, May 10, 2021 8:24 pm


State mask guidelines aligned with CDC

Fully vaccinated people in Virginia no longer need to wear masks for outdoor activities when alone or in small groups. Gov. Ralph Northam updated an ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:14 pm


Camp calls on technology to improve baseball program

The kiddie pool used for ice baths is about as low-tech as the Paul D. Camp Community College baseball team will get. Most everything else ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:51 pm


Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine paused

The Virginia Department of Health has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:48 pm


State officials urging vaccines, vigilance 

As Virginia enters Phase 2 of its vaccination campaign and more than three million more state residents are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:23 pm


P.1 variant found in Virginia

Two cases of the P.1 variant of COVID-19 have been identified by the Virginia Department of Health, including one in the Eastern Region. The state ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Monday, April 19, 2021 8:19 pm


Vaccine eligibility expands in Western Tidewater, state

The Western Tidewater Health District has moved to Phase 1C of COVID-19 vaccinations, following other localities in Hampton Roads and around the state. It also ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:57 pm


By mid-April, all over 16 eligible for vaccine in Virginia

Anyone 16 and up will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine beginning April 18, Gov. Ralph Northam announced. He made the announcement as the ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Thursday, April 1, 2021 2:50 pm


Governor relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

In the race between vaccines and variants in Virginia, no victor has emerged, though the state is among the national notables in the number of ... Read more

by Jimmy LaRoue, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:44 pm

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