Florida COVID-19 Vaccines

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Jill Biden to visit Florida for vaccine events

Get a jab with the Tampa Bay Lightning Thunderbug. First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Kissimmee and Tampa on Thursday to encourage vaccination efforts in local Florida communities. “These trips are part of the Administration’s nation-wide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus,...
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Demand slows for vaccines in Florida as state asks for doses to be sent elsewhere

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The State of Florida is seeing an excess supply of vaccines, surpassing plateauing demand in many counties. As of June, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has turned down 5.7 million vaccines doses from the federal government because counties, who request vaccine allotments from the state, haven’t expressed enough demand for those doses, according to a spokesperson.
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Addressing COVID-19 vaccine accessibility in Florida’s homeless population

When COVID-19 forced many organizations to go virtual, Florida’s homeless individuals struggled to access health care services, particularly COVID-19 testing and vaccines. Mary Pat Corrigan, chief health officer at Sulzbacher, described serving Florida’s homeless population during the pandemic as “very intense.”. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health...
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COVID-19 vaccine sites close in 2 Central Florida counties

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Due to declining demand, two Central Florida counties are officially closing some COVID-19 vaccination sites on Saturday. In Seminole County, the locations at the Oviedo Mall and the Seminole County Library will close at 7 p.m. Health officials will continue to offer the vaccine at the Seminole County Health Department.
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Nearly 5 Million Doses Of COVID Vaccine Sit Unused In Florida

Close to 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine sit in freezers in doctors’ offices, pharmacies or clinics in Florida, waiting for someone to want protection from the virus. As Florida’s surplus grows and demand weakens, providers say they can’t help but waste doses and fear vials stored in their...
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More than 8 million doses of COVID vaccine sit unused in Florida, and close to 6 million returned to feds

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that Florida has given 5.7 million doses back to the federal government. In addition, more than 8.4 million doses allocated to Florida sit in freezers in doctors’ offices, pharmacies or clinics in Florida, waiting for someone to want protection from the virus. As Florida’s surplus grows and demand weakens, providers say they can’t help ...
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USF survey reveals biggest driver of vaccine hesitancy in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 9 million Floridians have rolled up their sleeves and are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But others still aren’t. Researchers at the University of South Florida surveyed 600 people to better understand what’s driving vaccine hesitancy in Florida. The first thing researchers learned was more...
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Covid vaccine survey scam emerging in Florida

STATEWIDE — Earlier this year the Better Business Bureau warned that scammers have been contacting people in some parts of the country by email, text and phone offering compensation in exchange for completing a COVID-19 survey. That scam has now emerged in Florida and Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued...
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Florida’s weekly COVID update: 10,095 cases and 290 deaths reported

The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced 10,095 new resident cases of COVID-19 and 290 deaths since June 11. The state has recorded a known total of at least 2,354,416 coronavirus cases and 38,299 deaths since the pandemic began last winter. These totals do not represent non-Florida resident cases...