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75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walk off; FDA no longer giving vaccine cards; Medical cannabis in Michigan schools - Morning Medical Update


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75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walk off

The largest health care strike in United States history started this morning with 75,000 Kaiser Permanente employees walking off the job. Most of the workers are in California. They will return to work on October 7, but another longer strike may take place in November.

FDA no longer giving vaccine cards

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer distributing COVID vaccine cards. The CDC says recipients should contact their states immunization information system (IIS) to keep track of their shots. If shots were received at a major pharmacy or doctor’s office, vaccine records may also be available there.

Medical cannabis in Michigan schools

A newly proposed bill called Jayden’s Law would allow medical cannabis use in Michigan schools. Current legislation states that students must be checked out of school and taken 1,000 feet away from the building to administer their medicine. Under Jayden’s Law, students would be able to receive their doses at the nurse’s office. “Most of those students who have autism or have chronic pain or epilepsy have to take time out of the school day, miss instructional hours and go off campus to take medicine, and then come back," bill sponsor Dylan Wegela said in a news release. "This would simply make their day a lot more cohesive."

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