The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

A graph of COVID vaccines in Montgomery County, as of January 31st. The fight for mandates has been intense - and already high vaccine numbers have been a tool of the anti-mandate movement.

Proposed vaccine mandates spark controversy

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor February 15, 2022

In the wake of vaccine hesitancy, large-spanning vaccine mandates have recently taken effect across the country. In early September, New York City became the first major city to require proof of vaccination...

A TV screen displays a wear a mask graphic in the hallway. WCHS already implements many health measures, but may create more if increased transmission occurs from the Omicron variant.

Unknown effects of Omicron variant spreads uncertainty

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor January 11, 2022

Nov. 24 was supposed to be a day of relaxation, one spent preparing for Thanksgiving and reuniting with family. But when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first case of COVID-19 variant...

The Greenbelt Metro Station mass vaccination site administers vaccines to local residents. As one of the closest mass vaccination centers to most WCHS students, this location is a popular one to receive the vaccine.

WCHS students receive COVID-19 vaccines

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor April 30, 2021

After months of restrictions and anxious waiting, Maryland has accelerated their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. Appointments are now available to anyone ages 16+, and WCHS students are taking advantage...

Many teachers have expressed frustration with the vaccination process. Appointments have been very hard to book and teachers often have to rely on friends, family, and colleagues for information on registration.

Teachers share concerns about COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Allison Fan, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

When it comes to priority in getting vaccinated, teachers are relatively high on the list. According to Montgomery County’s COVID-19 information website, teachers in Montgomery County are priority group...

Smaller needle, lower dose decrease flu vaccine pain

By By Allie Curwin, Staff Writer November 21, 2011

  No one likes getting a flu shot, but the benefits of getting vaccinated tend to outweigh the pain. Push through the sting this year, and next year could be relatively pain free.   Prior...

FDA reccomends HPV vaccine for young males

Recently, the FDA recommended that the vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), traditionally administered to girls, should also be given to males ages 9 through 26. The vaccine, manufactured by Merck...

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