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Study shows mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines generates strong immune response against COVID-19

Mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines can generate a strong immune response against COVID-19, an Oxford University study has found. The study, conducted by Oxford Vaccine Group’s Com-Cov vaccine trial, found that those who are given a dose of AstraZeneca followed by a dose of Pfizer four weeks later generated a better immune response. Oxford developed […]

DOH-Collier to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines this week

The Florida Department of Health in Collier County has announced they will have vaccine appointments available this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 14-16. Vaccinations will be held at the North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall located at 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109. Appointments will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and […]


Vaccine expansion in Southwest Florida

Beginning Monday, those aged 40 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and by April all adults will be eligible for the vaccine. However, many seniors feel left behind and don’t want to be forgotten. It’s been more than three months since getting the shot in the arm became a priority for many, […]

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Some SWFL seniors upset about governor’s announcement to lower vaccine age to 50+

Governor Ron DeSantis officially announced on Friday that people aged 50 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Many seniors in Southwest Florida had mixed feelings about the announcement. Bob Burgio is a snowbird from Buffalo, New York. “Yeah, I feel the same way everyone should get vaccinated but not at […]

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Lee Health to receive 1K additional vaccines for health care workers, vulnerable

Lee Health is trying to make sure more people get the COVID-19 vaccine. They will be receiving another 1,000 doses from the State of Florida. These doses are not only for health care workers but also for those vulnerable patients who happen to be under 65. The extra doses come after Lee Health appealed to […]

EU agency approves Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light Wednesday to Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that gives the 27-nation bloc a second vaccine to use in the desperate battle to tame the virus rampaging across the continent. The approval recommendation by the European Medicines Agency’s human medicines committee — which must be rubber […]

Answering your questions about securing your second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Many of you are concerned about delays in vaccine production or scheduling problems affecting your ability to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose. But, one doctor is saying that if that happens, you shouldn’t worry. That expert told WINK News that adding a little extra time between your doses could be a good thing. Wayne […]

Freezer power outage forces emergency injections of COVID vaccine

The freezer holding a Northern California county’s entire allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine suffered a power outage Monday, forcing officials to distribute all 830 doses on an emergency basis before the vaccine thawed. That would have made it ineffective. The Mendocino Voice was first to report on the development. Judson Howe, president of Adventist Health […]

DOH-Charlotte to begin COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday

The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County has announced it will be opening a drive-thru clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday morning. Moderna vaccines will be available to those age 65 and older and high-risk frontline health care workers. The first Charlotte County vaccination site will open at 9 a.m. at 23400 Harold Avenue […]

NCH receives first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

NOTE: The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT currently available to the general public. NCH announced the health care system will receive, and begin administering, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning. The hospital system received 5,000 doses of the vaccine that will be distributed to doctors, nurses and frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to fight […]