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Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Lee Health’s mobile pediatric vaccination clinic has been on the move all week and it’s latest stop is in Cape Coral. Anyone 12 and under is able to get a free COVID-19 vaccine at the walk-up clinic in Cape Coral on Friday, June 11. A parent or authorized guardian must accompany a minor for vaccination. The second dose will be set for the same location or one nearby. The pediatric vaccination clinic will be at the Family Health Centers on Del Prado Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The next events will be in Lehigh Acres: Monday, June 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,...

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Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Businesses around the US are offering people incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the marijuana business is not excluded. One business in Cape Coral is copying the model in hopes of getting more people around Southwest Florida vaccinated. Companies like Krispy Kreme and brands like Samuel Adams have offered their products for free or at a discount, so Dr. Barton Hershfield decided he would try the same thing. “We wanted to help get things back to normal safely,” said Hershfield. Dr. Hershfield works at the Medical Cannabis Physicians of Southwest...

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The second COVID-19 dose is important, even if it’s been 2 weeks since your first

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The race to vaccinate is slowing down to nearly a complete stop in Lee County. Some people are showing up for their first dose but then skipping their second, Lee Health officials said. Health experts are urging people who’ve gotten their first dose to also get the second, if their shot follows a two-dose series. Although getting the first dose does offer some protection, you’re not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after the second dose. People who may be putting off getting the shot are being urged to get it, even if it’s been...

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Lee County vaccinations starting back up at Edison Mall

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Vaccinations are starting back up in Lee County today, June 3. People who made an appointment to get their first or second doses of the coronavirus vaccine will get their shot at Edison Mall. Vaccinations will be administered at the Edison Mall location through Friday, June 18. Local health officials said the vaccine is working and don’t expect to see a spike in cases like last year. Half of the United States have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with about 40 percent of Americans being fully vaccinated. Health care providers are administering more...

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CDC investigates reports of heart problems in young vaccine recipients

The Centers For Diseases Control and Prevention [CDC] is investigating claims of heart problems in young people who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. During a session on May 17, the CDC concluded that while there are relatively few reports of the condition, health experts need to more closely examine the link between myocarditis and the vaccines. So far, the cases seem to appear primarily in adolescents and young adults and predominantly in males. The condition usually occurs around four days after the second dose of one of the mRNA vaccines, which are made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech....

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Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Students aged 12 to 17 will be able to get vaccinated at Port Charlotte Middle School on Saturday. The Charlotte County Department of Health is offering vaccinations for students 12 to 17 on Saturday, May 22, at Port Charlotte Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Only Charlotte County Public School students will be able to get a shot. The DOH will be offering the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only shot approved by the FDA for people under 18. If you want to get a shot, CLICK HERE to register. All students who get the shot will need to bring a parent or legal guardian...

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White House partners with dating apps to promote COVID-19 vaccinations

CNN – Starting this week, the White House is partnering with dating apps to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccinated users on Tinder, Hinge, OKCupid, BLK, Chispa, Plenty of Fish, Bumble, and Badoo will gain access to premium content “like boosts, super likes, and super swipes” with proof of vaccination, according to the White House. Users will also be able to filter matches based on vaccination status and will be able to book appointments through the apps. The average daily pace of coronavirus vaccinations is down almost 50% from its April peak, US Centers for Disease...

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Edison Mall COVID-19 vaccine site to close next month

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — While we should stay vigilant and protect ourselves, local medical experts said that they’re cautiously optimistic about the future as vaccine sites start to close. It’s hard to imagine that just a few months ago, there were more people trying to get the vaccine than there were doses available. Now, after administering more than 200,000 vaccines, the Lee County Department of Health will be closing the doors of the vaccine site at Edison Mall. The Edison Mall vaccination site will officially close on June 18. After that, people will be able to...

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Companies could legally require employees to get vaccinated

FORT MYERS, Fla. — More and more people are getting vaccinated from the coronavirus every single day. That means getting life back to normal, and for many, back to work.  But can your employer ask if you got your vaccine? Or even more, can your work require you to get a shot?  “Yes,” says Attorney Lance Dunford, a partner at the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey. “The simple answer is yes.” Employers can even go as far as to see your vaccine card, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order against vaccine passports.  “What’s on this vaccination card does not give any...

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Need your COVID-19 shot? Lee Health is welcoming walk-ins

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — With Memorial Day and Independence Day right around the corner, doctors in our community are saying that now is a very important time to get vaccinated. Lee Health is offering 1,300 COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week. Starting today, May 18, walk-ins will be welcomed at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Although, appointments are recommended. CLICK HERE to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Lee Health. Anyone over 12-years-old can get their shot at Lee Health. People under 18-years-old will need a parent or legal guardian with them at their appointment....

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