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COVID Vaccines For Kids + 'Devious Licks' In Schools

Patch logo Patch 9/21/2021 Michael Seale
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Good morning my fellow Magic City residents! Michael Seale here, back with another edition of the Birmingham Daily. Today, hopefully, will be the last of the monsoon we have experienced lately, and we can enjoy the fall weather that's just around the corner. But let's talk news. UAB doctors say they hope to see the COVID-19 vaccine available for kids in the next few weeks. Also, while I can't claim to be any kind of expert on TikTok or its trends, I do know that the most recent "challenge" on the platform is causing some problems in local schools. Read more below. And of course, enjoy your day!

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First, today's weather:

Rain until evening. High: 83 Low: 69.

Here are the top stories today in Birmingham:

  1. UAB experts say they are hopeful that COVID-19 vaccines are available for children by October. (
  2. The most recent "challenge" on the TikTok social media platform is causing problems, as several schools in the Birmingham area have been vandalized so that teens can get attention on the social media app. (Trussville Patch)
  3. This is some much-needed good news. Children’s of Alabama reported Monday that no COVID-19 positive children were on ventilators at the hospital. (WBRC)
  4. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Willie Hall, a 48-year-old husband and father, became ill with COVID-19 just a week ago. He was admitted to the hospital and placed on a ventilator before he passed away on Saturday. (
  5. A hospital stay is rarely pleasant, but there's one hospital in Birmingham that has a feature that might make a patient feel a little better: Princeton Baptist has a patient escort that sings to comfort patients. (WSFA)
  6. Birmingham City Council president William Parker announced tickets for the Magic City Classic and the Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic will be given to people who get the COVID-19 vaccine at Legion Field beginning Tuesday. (WVTM13)

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Today in Birmingham:

  • Wine Women & Shoes at the Birmingham Zoo has become an elite event in the Birmingham community and brings women together around fine wine, great shopping, incredible auctions and a cause that matters - the Baptist Health Foundation. (5:30 p.m.)
  • Enjoy a free dinner buffet, drink specials and great people at the Fairfield High School alumni gathering at Platinum of Birmingham. (5:30 p.m.)
  • Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its third listening session tonight. Don't miss this important conversation about community policing. (6 p.m.)
  • Come and enjoy some drinks and food while North Alabama Trivia engages your brain with some challenging and diverse trivia at The Casual Pint in Hoover. (6 p.m.)
  • Check out this free concert at Canterbury Methodist Church by Musicians of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. (7:30 p.m.)

Video: Will there be a Covid vaccine for kids 5-11 by Halloween? (CNBC)


Birmingham Patch Notebook

  • Just a week from today - you could be picking up a picnic dinner and supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra all at the same time! Read more about this year's special Symphony 30 Private Picnic in the Park! (Facebook)
  • Birmingham City Schools: September is Attendance Awareness Month. Attendance is essential to a student's academic achievement, and the district is diligently combating chronic absenteeism. (Facebook)
  • Some fungi cure diseases; others cause them. Many act as decomposers and recyclers. Discover the world of fungi and why we can’t live without them by joining us this Saturday for the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ next Native Plant Studies offering. (Facebook)
  • It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Ida devastated the state of Louisiana. More than $90K has already been raised. Let's do everything we can to help our southern neighbors. (Twitter)

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Michael Seale

About me: I am a lifelong Alabama resident with more than two decades of media under my belt. I have worked for a daily newspaper, a weekly newspaper, a monthly magazine, a television station and a couple of radio stations. I also tried my hand at marketing for a little while. But I love writing news. This opportunity to bring Patch to Birmingham is a chance for my hometown to benefit from a new - and better - way to read and receive news.

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