COVID vaccines in Florida: Where to get one

The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.This information will be updated as more details are released. ORANGE COUNTY To get additional information on the vaccine, click here.Those who have trouble booking an appointment can call 305-351-9531 or email [email protected] information about when more vaccine appointments will become available people can text OCFLCOVID to 888777 to receive text message updates from the county. There … Read More

Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)
People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department in Tallahassee, Florida, opened for applications for people her age. Despite being 72, with her immune system suppressed by medication that keeps her breast cancer in remission, she spent

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‘It Became Sort of Lawless’: Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department in Tallahassee, Fla., opened for applications for people her age. Despite being 72, with her immune system suppressed by medication that keeps her breast cancer in remission, she spent days waiting to hear back about an appointment.

“It’s so disorganized,” she said. “I was hoping the system would be set

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Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

In the final days of 2020, people in Florida 65 and older began receiving their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine, but when and where those doses became available have varied from county to county.

As of Dec. 28, Florida was vaccinating only three priority groups: Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older. The health care group includes EMTs and paramedics as well

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Voter Websites In California And Florida Could Be Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Finds

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Back in July, two cybersecurity firms sent the Department of Homeland Security a troubling report that described a possible vulnerability in the online voter registration systems in dozens of counties in California and Florida.

The report, obtained by NPR, warned that flaws that might have allowed hackers to change a handful of voter registration files four years ago are still likely to exist in some places, and could be used

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Florida city cannot afford to keep descendants of swans donated by the Queen

A city in Florida is selling dozens of swans after a pair donated by the Queen in 1957 had too many descendants for them to cope with.

Lakeland, which has a swan as its symbol, gratefully received the first two birds decades ago but now is unable to afford the annual $10,000 cost of feeding them.

It is selling 36 in a public lottery to reduce overcrowding at Lake Morton,

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KC Schulberg, Special to The News-Press
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2020

It’s boom time again in Southwest Florida.

Home sales have shot up as folks fled the close-quartered Covid-ridden cities up North for the promise of sun-dappled beaches and glistening tides of Southwest Florida.

While some view development as the economic engine of our region, our local manatees and a few

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Florida teen traveled with camping school before dying at SC waterfall

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Fourteen-year-old Isaiah Oertel was 700 miles from home when, according to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office, he fell to his death at Laurel Forks Falls in northern Pickens County last week.

He’d traveled with Gator Wilderness Camp School from Punta Gorda, Florida, to explore the Foothills Trail, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chad Brooks.

Brooks said Oertel and a group from the school were at Laurel

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Lennar Debuts New Limited-Release Homesites At Attainable Prices In St. Cloud, Florida

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ST. CLOUD, Fla., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
ST. CLOUD, Fla., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, has unveiled a new limited-release collection of single-family homes that bring exclusive new floorplans, attainable prices and Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® package to homebuyers in St. Cloud, Florida. This unique collection offers

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Voters can add fresh new voices to the Florida House. Here are the Herald’s choices| Editorial

From North Miami to Kendall to Key Biscayne and down the Florida Keys, Miami-Dade and Monroe county residents on Tuesday will select their voices in Tallahassee by voting for representative in the Florida House. Some races will be decided on Tuesday; others in November.

Here are our recommendations for the Aug. 18 primary:

HOUSE 102

Voters in this North Miami-Dade District, which spills into Broward — have three abundantly qualified

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Isaias has become a Category 1 hurricane as it heads toward Bahamas and South Florida

A midnight update from the National Hurricane Center upgraded Tropical Storm Isaias to a Category 1 hurricane a day before earlier predictions called for, while it continued on track toward the Bahamas and South Florida.

The late-night update showed Hurricane Isaias had lost some forward speed but grown more powerful, with 80 mph winds, shortly after passing through Hispaniola..

The center of Isaias was forecast to move near or over

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Tropical Storm Watch issued for South Florida; Isaias expected to become a hurricane

South Florida was put under a tropical storm watch Thursday afternoon with Isaias expected to approach Florida and the Bahamas as a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday.

In an 11 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Isaias will see some loss in forward speed over the next couple of days and then a turn north-northwest.

The center of Isaias is forecast to move near or over the

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Trump cancels in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will no longer hold a large, in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the coronavirus but that he will hold virtual events and still give an acceptance speech.

“I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention. We will be starting in North Carolina for the Monday, as has always been planned. We

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on July 18

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Give a Snickers to a healthcare worker

Snickers package on Thursday October 24, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Snickers package on Thursday October 24, 2013 in Lexington, Ky. Photos by Mark Cornelison | Staff

1:50 p.m.: Snickers and Walmart have teamed to make essential workers lives a little sweeter — if only for the amount of time

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Florida has 47 hospitals with no ICU beds

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 570,000 people worldwide.

Over 12.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are … Read More

Florida, Arizona, Texas Opened ‘Too Aggressively,’ Public Health Expert Says

Since Chinese officials locked down the city of Wuhan in January, there have been more than 12.9 million cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, across the planet.

More than 569,000 people have died from the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Efforts to curb the outbreak have led to the global disruption of daily life and the economy, as schools and workplaces shuttered in

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Florida Breaks Record Daily Cases in U.S. Outbreak: Virus Update

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Florida reported 15,300 new virus cases, the biggest one-day rise since the coronavirus pandemic began in the U.S. The number exceeds records from New York, California and Texas, all of which have reported daily counts at almost 12,000. Reported deaths in Florida dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,”

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Florida Cases Hit Record; Push to Open Schools: Virus Update

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Florida reported its highest-ever increase of Covid-19 cases, 15,300, or a 6% rise compared to a 4.8% average over the last week. Reported deaths dropped to 44, from 95 the day before.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and

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A first look inside Disney World Florida after four-month hiatus

Disney Land, Florida
Disney Land, Florida

Walt Disney World’s vital influence on Florida’s extensive tourism industry will be put to the test this weekend as the huge Orlando resort re-opens its theme parks for the first time since mid-March.

Amid a raft of new procedures, adaptations and health and safety regulations, the House of Mouse is being seen as the potential saviour of the Sunshine State’s virus-hit economy that has suffered a massive

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A first look inside Disneyland Florida after four-month hiatus

Disney Land, Florida
Disney Land, Florida

Walt Disney World’s vital influence on Florida’s extensive tourism industry will be put to the test this weekend as the huge Orlando resort re-opens its theme parks for the first time since mid-March.

Amid a raft of new procedures, adaptations and health and safety regulations, the House of Mouse is being seen as the potential saviour of the Sunshine State’s virus-hit economy that has suffered a massive

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