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Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be traveling around Southwest Florida to vaccinate children 12-years-old and up for COVID-19. There are no appointments for the mobile clinic, it is walk-up only. There is no charge to receive the COVID vaccine. Here is the schedule for the mobile clinic next week: Monday, June 14, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Family Health Centers, 3415 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres Tuesday, June 15, noon- 3:30 p.m., Cypress Lake Middle/High School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Wednesday, June 16, noon- 3:30...

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Dunbar’s Track and Field coach in critical condition, battling COVID-19

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Dunbar Highschool’s Track and Field coach is in the hospital battling COVID-19. Principal Carl Burnshide said Coach Guy Thomas is in critical condition. The Dunbar Boys Track and Field team placed third in Florida, this season. Thomas worked as an intern with the Adidas National Track and Field team in Orlando during the summer of 2020. The post Dunbar’s Track and Field coach in critical condition, battling COVID-19 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Collier County schools will not require students to be vaccinated for COVID- 19

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Collier County Public Schools will not require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. CCPS posted a statement saying “whether or not to vaccinate a child for COVID-19 is the decision of the child’s parents.” This policy does not extend to other vaccines which are mandated by the state of Florida for students to attend public school. The list of required vaccinations can be found here. The post Collier County schools will not require students to be vaccinated for COVID- 19 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Alcohol companies made an estimated $17.5 billion from underage drinkers in 2016, study says

FORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — Alcohol companies made an estimated $17.5 billion in sales in the United States from underage drinkers in 2016, with the products of three companies — AB InBev, Molson Coors Beverage Co., and Diageo — accounting for nearly 45% of underage youth consumption, a new study found. “A study of this kind hasn’t been done in some 20 years, and it shows that the alcohol industry is making billions of dollars from the sale of alcohol to minors,” the author of the study, Pamela Trangenstein, an assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global...

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How to make an appointment at Lee County’s new vaccine site

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — After administering more than 50,000 shots, thousands of coronavirus vaccine appointments will be removed from the Lee County site at the Edison Mall next week. Lee County is closing the doors to its vaccination site at the Edison Mall on June 18, but you won’t have to go far if you’re still hoping to get a shot. Starting Monday, June 21, people will be able to book an appointment at the FDOH Lee Campus located at 83 Pondella Road. Vaccinations will happen by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (239) 461-6100 and selecting option 4. The...

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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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NCH Community Blood Center in urgent need of donations

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The blood supply at the NCH Community Blood Center is critically low and in urgent need of donations. Donors are needed to quickly replenish inventories for types A-, O-, & O+. The Community Blood Center supplies blood to area hospitals. To donate, visit the Community Blood Center in Naples, located at 11190 Health Park Blvd at the NCH North Naples Hospital near the Brookdale entrance. You can donate on Thursday, Friday & Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Community Blood Center is closed Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays....

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison after trying to spoil box of COVID vaccines

GRAFTON, Wis.— A Wisconsin man was sentenced to three years in prison after he intentionally spoiled a box of COVID-19 vaccines. 46-year-old Steven R. Brandenburg plead guilty in February to “attempting to tamper with consumer products with reckless disregard for the risk that another person would be placed in danger of death or bodily injury”, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. Bradenburg left a box of Moderna vaccines vials twice during his overnight shifts in December of 2020. The vaccine doses must be stored at a specific cold temperature to remain...

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Blue-green algae bloom detected in Orange River & two Lee County boat ramps

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – – Health officials have issued a health alert after detecting blue-green algae blooms at Alva and Davis boat ramps and Orange River at Manatee Park. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins at all three locations Tuesday. All residents and visitors are being asked not to drink, swim, wade, use personal watercraft, water ski, or boat in waters where visible blooms exist. Local health officials said anyone who has come in contact with algae or discolored smelly water, should wash their...

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Health Matters: A Life-Saving Donation

“I was driving home from teaching an exercise class at Lexington Country Club. I had just crossed Summerlin Road onto Bass Road and I was T-Boned. I had a significant loss of blood. My car was totaled. Multiple fractures.” Dennis Lock was transported to the Lee Health Trauma Center where he underwent several surgeries. “Blood needs are constant for this health system. There are always people receiving blood products and we need people out to donate for that need,” said Lee Health blood center supervisor, Jeremy Puckett. Lee Health uses about 800 units of blood products a week. “It makes...

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