For the period Jan. 28-Feb. 3, the state’s vaccination rate for children aged 5 and older increased to 74%, compared to 73% the previous week. DOH reports that 15,325,335 Floridians had received a COVID-19 vaccine as of February 3. 2,143,433 received the first dose and 8,253,427 completed the two-shot series. A booster shot was also given to 4,928,475 people.
DOH reports that 95% of 65-year-olds had received at least one shot. 89% of 65-year-olds have received at least one shot. 83% of 50-59 years, 78% of 40-49 years, 78% of age 40-49 years, 78% of 40-49 years, 78% of age 40-49 years, 78% of the ages 40-49 years, 71% of ages 30-39 years, 61% of 20-29, 61% of 12-19, 60%, 21% for 5-11 and 21% of 5-11.
Pinellas County has 69%, or 653, 654 people, who have received at least one dose. This is up from 68% last Wednesday. The county dashboard shows that 72.5% of residents have been fully vaccinated as of February 4, meaning that they have had one or two shots as necessary.
Choe recommends that the vaccine be used as the best defense against COVID-19.
Information about COVID in Pinellas is available at https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/.
Northside Hospital hosts COVID-19 booster, first and second vaccine clinics for residents 18 years and older. There is no appointment required. A vaccination card is not necessary, but it is preferred.
Northside claims it has all three COVID vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson& Johnson, available.
The United States and global
Johns Hopkins University of Medicine’s COVID-19 dashboard reports that 76.43 Million cases and 902,035 deaths were reported in the United States. 392.6 million cases have been reported around the world with 5.73 million deaths.
This post was written by a medical professional at The Wellness Firm. The Wellness Firm services include workplace flu clinics, flu vaccinations, onsite event Covid testing, physical exams for employment, as well as American Heart Association CPR certification classes. Founded by local Firemen, The Wellness Firm has been providing a safer Tampa Bay since 2006.