Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday questioned why people who are vaccinated are still wearing masks. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends mask use while in public.
Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday questioned why people who are vaccinated are still wearing masks.
The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said during a televised interview Thursday that people will "likely" need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine hesitancy was already a concern for officials and health experts. Now, some worry that with news of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being investigated for possibly causing blood clots, even more people will be hesitant to get vaccinated.
Governor Ron DeSantis said the state will follow the CDC recommendation that usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be paused because of blood clot cases. Publix Pharmacies, CVS and others are following the recommendation as well.
On Tuesday, U.S. officials recommended a pause on the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in order to investigate U.S. reports of a rare type of blood clot following vaccination.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's COVID-19 vaccine site at Valencia College in Orange County paused distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Some expressed frustration while many were actually relieved.
Those booking on Monday will receive the two-dose Moderna vaccine.
The Orlando FEMA vaccine site is still reportedly expected to get 3,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson every day until the end of May.
Pfizer-BioNTech on Friday requested to expand the emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States for older children ages 12 to 15.
The Florida Department of Health reported 5,885 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, along with 42 additional deaths.
The theme park company confirmed to FOX 35 on Wednesday that they are assisting local and state health departments in vaccine efforts.
This is the second day in a row that they have, as they also received an additional 2,000 doses on Tuesday.
All those over 18 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, and the federal side at the Valencia College West Campus is now offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The site received an additional 2,000 doses on Tuesday, bringing the total to 5,000.
The nearly $200 million is part of $3 billion in funding that the CDC has granted to bolster vaccine distribution, access, and administration efforts.
Health officials say vaccinating younger people for COVID-19 is the key to all of us getting back to normal. Those 18 to 35 have a higher positivity rate, so getting that group protected is going to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, they say.
Parents or legal guardians must accompany minor students ages 16 and 17 who want to get the vaccine.
All Florida residents 18 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine now. Those 16 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Norwegian Cruise Line is asking the CDC for permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4th, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip.
There are some key differences between the three.