Here's a breakdown of where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Central Florida.
Coronavirus cases are surging in Central Florida. AdventHealth says that they currently have over 700 patients in their facilities across the region. During the peak back in January of 2021, there were 900 patients. Nursing homes are also bracing for impact during this summer spike. According to AARP, the COVID-19 vaccination rate among nursing home workersin Florida is the second-lowest in the country. The organization says less than 42 percent of nursing home staff in Florida had been fully vaccinated compared to the national average of about 56 percent.
With just weeks to go before children return to school, a debate is brewing on how that should look. The American Academy of Pediatrics says all students older than two and all school staff should wear masks. There's an uptick in cases in virtually all the states in the United States, and for that reason, they want to go the extra mile to make sure that children are protected. This runs counter to the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coronavirus cases are spiking in Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that Florida now accounts for one out of every five new U.S. cases. At least one Seminole County physician said additional COVID-19 boosters will be needed to extend immunity.
COVID-19 cases in Central Florida are once again on the rise and test sites are now screening for more variants.
Orange County health officials are reporting an increase the delta variant of the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted that the delta variant, which originated in India, has likely already surpassed its U.K. counterpart as the most common strain in America.
It event is ongoing at the Dr. James R. Smith Center in Richmond Heights. The vaccine will be available for those 12 and older.
With Governor DeSantis' new law saying private businesses cannot require people to show proof of vaccinations, navigating the waters has been tricky.
With Gov. Ron DeSantis saying lockdown restrictions and mask mandates meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 did more harm than good, the state clemency board on Wednesday pardoned all Floridians who were arrested or fined for violating local-government requirements about wearing masks or social distancing.
Walt Disney World confirmed to FOX 35 that they have made a slight change to their mask policy for its employees, or “cast members.”
Health officials want to get vaccination numbers even higher and many counties are trying new ways to get people to vaccine sites.
The site, located at Valencia College West Campus, will close permanently Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Florida Department of Health reported 2,811 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida is now at 2,299,596.
The Florida Department of Health reported 2,805 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. According to the state's daily update, the total number of cases in Florida is now at 2,296,785.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is looking to distribute more than $800 million in federal aid to help low-income renters economically affected by the coronavirus pandemic pay past-due rent and utilities.
This week, three Seminole County Public Schools campuses have been added to the mix for kids who are eligible to receive a free Pfizer vaccine.
The vaccine site only offers second doses of the Pfizer vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The CDC said that all kindergarten through grade 12 schools "should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing."
A lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody last month challenges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's restrictions imposed on cruises. A U.S. District Judge heard arguments in the case on Wednesday.
Face masks are still required for guests 2 and older.