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SWFL teachers say chance at vaccine a game changer

The governor announced all teachers in Florida, no matter age, can sign up with Publix, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens for the coronavirus vaccine. We spoke...

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 6,118 new cases, 120 new deaths reported

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 1,930,232 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,894,722 Florida...

DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds...

Emergency mortgage assistance available to eligible Cape Coral residents

Emergency assistance is available to help Cape Coral households that are unable to pay mortgages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, Cape Coral City...

Some US bishops discourage Catholics from getting J&J vaccine

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is raising moral concerns over the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because it’s produced using a cell...

WH says relief checks to go to most who got December payment

Roughly 98% of U.S. households that received a COVID-19 relief check in December will also qualify for the next round of payments being championed...

US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite...
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Publix looks to make sign-up easier on COVID-19 vaccine web portal

We've heard your frustrations: Many of you worried about the allocations of vaccines at Publix wondering why Southwest Florida has so little. We learned there...
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Lee County and stores distributing vaccine say they can handle influx of appointments

President Joe Biden said there will be enough vaccines available for every adult by the end of May, but can Florida counties and pharmacies...
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Study looks at impact of COVID-19 vaccines on fertility

Thousands have already received the COVID-19 vaccine while others say not so fast. Their big concern? Its impacts on possibly having children. Fertility and pregnancy concerns...

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