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May 2, 2022 | Black and Hispanic Americans remain far more cautious in their approach to COVID-19 than white Americans, recent polls show, Learn More

April 23, 2022 | Florida’s pandemic respite appears to be over. COVID-19 infections are once again climbing across the state, and a new Learn More

April 22, 2022 | A smaller portion of U.S. children got routine vaccinations required for kindergarten during the pandemic, government researchers said Thursday, Learn More

April 15, 2022 | Many COVID-19 vaccine sites across the state have already shut down, leaving people having to find alternate locations, like Learn More

March 24, 2022 | According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of children across the U.S. are still not vaccinated Learn More

March 23, 2022 | Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers the company announced Wednesday -- and if regulators agree it Learn More

March 17, 2022 | With vaccines readily available and COVID-19 cases on the decline, St. Patrick’s Day looks very different from two years Learn More

March 13, 2022 | Kennedy Stonum, a high school junior, deflected repeated entreaties from her father to please just get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn More

March 8, 2022 | Despite a first-of-its-kind recommendation from the Florida Surgeon General against giving the covid-19 vaccine to “healthy children,” a Tampa Learn More

March 3, 2022 | Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gave children 5 and older strong protection against hospitalization and death even during the omicron surge Learn More

February 24, 2022 | COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to trigger a rare inflammatory condition linked to coronavirus infection in children, according to an Learn More

February 16, 2022 | A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday suggests getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during Learn More

February 8, 2022 | In early January, one of the country’s top public health officials went on national television and delivered what she Learn More

February 07, 2022 | New cases of a COVID-19 subvariant have been found in Florida, according to an infectious disease expert. Learn More

February 1, 2022 | Pfizer on Tuesday asked the U.S. to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially Learn More

January 21, 2022 | Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least Learn More

January 21, 2022 | Hillsborough County is opening a fourth location for residents to receive free COVID-19 testing. Learn More

January 21, 2022 | Scientists are seeing more kids than ever get sick with COVID-19. Learn More

January 19, 2022 | The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, Learn More

January 10, 2022 | In an effort to “boost the ‘Burg,” five St. Petersburg museums are offering COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters on Jan. Learn More

January 3, 2022 | The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing Learn More

December 30, 2021 | Tampa is reopening a free COVID-19 testing location in West Tampa, while Hillsborough County opened a new site at Learn More

December 29, 2021 | As the number of COVID-19 infections spikes across the state, hospitals are preparing for a new wave of patients. Learn More

December 29, 2021 | The City of Tampa, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will reopen the COVID-19 testing site at Learn More

December 24, 2021 | The omicron variant is Florida’s unwelcome Christmas visitor, likely driving a 320 percent surge of COVID-19 cases in just Learn More

December 21, 2021 | The Pinellas County Department of Health and Northside Hospital are teaming up to give COVID-19 vaccines at a clinic Learn More

December 21, 2021 | There’s a rush this week to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters ahead of upcoming holiday get-togethers. Learn More

December 14, 2021 | When Cindy Dawkins, a restaurant employee in Florida, died of COVID-19 in August, the single mom left behind four Learn More

December 13, 2021 | Channel 9 has learned that the omicron variant has been found in the wastewater in Altamonte Springs. This is Learn More

December 13, 2021 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported the unvaccinated are at a much higher risk of hospitalization Learn More

December 8, 2021 | Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even Learn More

December 6, 2021 | “The big thing we want to do at this point is don’t let omicron become delta,” said Dr. Jill Learn More

November 29, 2021 | With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of Learn More

November 29, 2021 | Maria Rescalvo, a 42-year-old mother of five, remembers the cough and the fever, the muscle ache and fatigue once Learn More

November 17, 2021 | Families across Tampa Bay are finally getting the COVID-19 vaccine for their children. By the numbers: Nearly 45,000 children Learn More

November 16, 2021 | As a hospital worker, Sandra Hobraczk was one of the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine back in January. Learn More

November 10, 2021 | Hillsborough County has announced that it will be offering children as young as 5 years old the pediatric Pfizer Learn More

November 10, 2021 | The COVID-19 vaccine for children is here and the Florida Department of Health says shots will be widely available Learn More

November 10, 2021 | Children as young as 5 years old are now eligible for a kid-sized dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The Learn More

November 6, 2021 | Starting Saturday parents can take a new proactive approach to keep their kids safer from covid-19. Walgreens is among Learn More

"November 5, 2021 | Children ages 5 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Learn More

"November 3, 2021 | Doctor offices in the Tampa Bay area explained they have the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to Learn More

November 3, 2021 | “Definitely getting her vaccinated as soon as we can,” USF Health’s Dr. Michael Teng plans to get his five-year-old Learn More

November 2, 2021 | The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could soon roll out to younger kids. With COVID case numbers on the decline, doctors Learn More

October 30, 2021 | Just in time for Halloween, claims about what’s lurking in the COVID-19 vaccines are getting wilder and spookier. There’s Learn More

October 25, 2021 | Within weeks, health experts expect younger children could be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. While parents wait for Learn More

October 23, 2021 | Not only is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's also the time of year when people begin rolling up Learn More

October 22, 2021 | The Food and Drug Administration is expected to discuss data on the safety and efficacy of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Learn More

October 17, 2021 | As new reports lauded the life-saving impact of COVID-19 vaccinations and highlighted tens of thousands more deaths and hospitalizations Learn More

October 15, 2021 | We all know that people aren’t the only ones that can catch COVID-19, animals can too! ZooTampa recently announced Learn More

October 15, 2021 | Enrolling in the right Medicare program is one of the most important things Florida seniors can do to protect Learn More

October 12, 2021 | There are a lot of people who have been doing it. They’ve been mixing the doses,” said Dr. Jill Learn More

October 8, 2021 | Hillsborough County will sweeten the carrot it’s using to entice county government employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Learn More

October 4, 2021 | Hillsborough County just opened its first one-stop-shop for all things Covid vaccine and testing. Learn More

October 1, 2021 | Tampa city workers had until Thursday to follow the mayor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate after the requirement was announced August Learn More

September 28, 2021 | A Tampa father is opening up about his scary battle with COVID-19 in hopes of inspiring others to get Learn More

September 28, 2021 | Some jobs now require potential employees to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status on the application and a recent survey Learn More

September 25, 2021 | Florida reports 56,325 coronavirus cases over the seven-day period from Sept. 17-23, an average of about 8,000 infections per Learn More

September 23, 2021 | The general manager for the Tampa Bay Lightning announced Wednesday that the entire team has been vaccinated against COVID-19 Learn More

September 20, 2021 | Children ages 5-11 could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Monday, Pfizer announced it will seek FDA authorization Learn More

September 17, 2021 | You can get your vaccine with an autograph from former Tampa Bay Bucs, music and some free food on Learn More

September 17, 2021 | NFL Alumni Health is teaming up with the CDC in a new campaign by offering a COVID vaccination event Learn More

September 17, 2021 | Friday’s event will kick off Hispanic Heritage month, and it is designed to help encourage Hispanics to get vaccinated. Learn More

September 16, 2021 | The NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter is teaming up with local organizations to host a COVID-19 vaccination event on Learn More

September 16, 2021 | The NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter is teaming up with local organizations to host a COVID-19 vaccination event on Learn More

September 16, 2021 | Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Michael Clayton Discusses Event Happening This Weekend Where You Can Meet Bucs/NFL Alumni! Learn More

September 16, 2021 | The NFL Alumni Tampa Bay Chapter is working with a local organization to host a COVID-19 vaccination event in Learn More

"September 16, 2021 | Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Michael Clayton Discusses Event Happening This Weekend Where You Can Meet Bucs/NFL Alumni! " Learn More

September 16, 2021 | NFLA ALUMNI SUPPORT COVID-19 #VACCINATION EVENT IN #TAMPA BAY Contact: Rory Swikle, MWW for NFL Alumni 309.838.4963, rswikle@mww.com WHAT: Learn More

September 15, 2021 | As a kickoff for National Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL Alumni Tampa Bay chapter is teaming with several other Learn More

September 10, 2021 | A day after President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic, in part by Learn More

September 10, 2021 | A new campaign from NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aims Learn More

September 7, 2021 | The Straz Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination will Learn More

September 3, 2021 | “Cast members” at Disney World must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October to continue playing Learn More

September 3, 2021 | Concerts, events, and restaurants are trying to find ways to balance safety during this pandemic with staying open for Learn More

August 31, 2021 | Officer Michael Weiskopf was the third Bay Area law enforcement officer to die due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, a Learn More

August 29, 2021 | Sarasota County battles with an increased amount of COVID-19 cases, several local organizations such as the Sarasota County Democratic Learn More

August 25, 2021 | COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all city employees in Tampa, making the city the first in the Bay Learn More

August 24, 2021 | Now that the FDA has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, doctors are calling it the “gold standard” and they’re hoping Learn More

August 20, 2021 | As quickly as one COVID patient is discharged, another waits for a bed in northeast Florida, the hot zone Learn More

August 19, 2021 | U.S. health officials on Wednesday recommended that all U.S. vaccinated residents should get a COVID-19 booster shot — even Learn More

August 17, 2021 | United States health officials are expected to recommend a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot eight months after the second dose. Learn More

August 14, 2021 | Florida officials reported 151,415 coronavirus cases over the seven-day period from Aug. 6-12, an average of more than 21,600 Learn More

August 13, 2021 | A report released Thursday by AARP shows that Florida had the nation’s highest percentage of nursing homes reporting new Learn More

August 11, 2021 | The CDC is strengthening its recommendation and encouraging all pregnant women to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19. Learn More

August 7, 2021 | Tampa Bay continued to see more COVID-19 cases this past week, which was accompanied by a higher number of Learn More

August 5, 2021 | Hardee County is home to 27,000 people, three towns and Tampa Bay’s lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate. Thirty eight percent Learn More

July 28, 2021 | Beginning July 30, face coverings will be required for all Disney World ages two and up while indoors and Learn More

July 28, 2021 | In April, a peak of 7,500 Hillsborough County residents received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine a day. Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Florida leads the nation in new COVID-19 infections, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting a seven-day Learn More

July 25, 2021 | The coronavirus is sweeping through unvaccinated populations across the globe, and especially in Florida. Learn More

July 25, 2021 | The Tampa Bay region continues to report a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, leading more people to seek a Learn More

July 23, 2021 | Coronavirus cases are rapidly increasing in Florida. USF Health experts predict another surge this fall. Learn More