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Still Looking for A Covid Vaccine Appointment?

We all know the difficulty in getting an appointment for the Covid vaccine that, at least for a time was changing, on what seemed like a daily basis! If you or someone you know is still having difficulty, this information may be just what is needed! This is an article that makes all the difficulties of finding specific vaccine types and appointment locations very easy and I believe you may find it very interesting. Here’s the short article:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/11/us/vaccine-spotter-help-finding-appointment/index.html

If you don’t care to read the short article but simply go to the information, check this out...

https://www.vaccinespotter.org/FL/?zip=33704 (If your zip code is different than 33704, just change the last 5 digits.)

Sure hope this helps anyone still needing to find a vaccine site. And please feel free to pass this on to friends or family that might benefit…

COVID UPDATE

If you are not already registered on this website, https://myvaccine.fl.gov do it now!

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced today that beginning Monday, March 29th, Sunshine State residents aged 40 and over will be eligible to get the Covid vaccine and one week later, on April 5, every adult, age 18 & older, will be eligible.

Florida would open COVID vaccine eligibility a week later to all people age 18 and over on April 5th.

DeSantis said Florida has already vaccinated 70 percent of the state’s 4.4 million seniors.

"While the Biden administration set a May 1st target date for vaccine eligibility for all adults, Florida is pleased to announce that all adults in the state age 18 and older will be eligible for the vaccine beginning Monday, April 5th," DeSantis said in a news release.

More than 5.2 million of Florida’s over 21 million residents had received at least one coronavirus shot as of early Wednesday. About 13.7 percent of the state's population has been fully vaccinated.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.

Covid Vaccine Sign Up

As you know, with each day, it seems changes are being made regarding the Covid vaccine appointments. Though it is confusing, there is a huge push to get every possible person vaccinated as soon as possible. With that in mind...

Even if your age group is NOT called for just yet (age 60+ can start getting vaccines starting tomorrow at specific sites), anyone can sign up for alerts about Covid vaccines at https://myvaccine.fl.gov

Even if you are NOT eligible now, sign up to know when your age group is next in line. Everyone over age 16 needs to get on a list for vaccinations as soon as possible. (Pfizer is for age 16 & up, Moderna & J&J for age 18 & up.)

Note: These Florida residents are now eligible to register for the vaccine at www.patientportalFL.com (this site now allows you to sign in and book your appt!)

Anyone 60 and older, (with proof of age; appointments start Monday, March 15th) eligible health care workers (with ID), 50 and older sworn law enforcement, firefighters and K-12 school staff (with ID). Medically vulnerable residents may also get the vaccine with a physician form at select pharmacies and federal vaccine sites - our federal site is at the Tampa Greyhound Track in Tampa at East Waters just off I-275N.

Teachers under the age of 50 may schedule their vaccine appointment at Publix, CVS, Walmart or Sam’s Club, or may go to the Federal Vaccination Site at the Tampa Greyhound Track.

Vaccine supply is limited, and you must be a full-time or part-time resident to be vaccinated in Florida.

What Women Need to Know about Mammograms & Covid Vaccine

Women should pay attention to the timing of their COVID-19 vaccination shots and breast exams, according to new guidelines.

If it does not delay care, women should consider scheduling their mammogram either before receiving the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, or four to six weeks following the second dose of a vaccine, according to guidance released Thursday by the nonprofit organization, Society of Breast Imaging.

The new guidelines were issued after reports of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines causing swollen lymph nodes in the armpit area where the shot was administered.

That area of the body is also where enlarged lymph nodes can be a sign of breast cancer, according to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent.

"What they're seeing in real time is enlarged lymph nodes in women who have had the COVID-19 vaccine and they don't want that to produce confusion with results of their mammogram," Ashton, a board-certified OBGYN, said of the SBI's new guidelines. "But the most important thing is to realize that just seeing an enlarged lymph node in an armpit without a breast finding is not necessarily a sign of breast cancer."

Swollen lymph nodes after the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is not a cause for concern, according to Ashton.

"This is just your immune system doing its thing," she said. "This is your body doing its job.” Ashton advised people to talk to their doctor and radiologist and also make sure they know in which arm you were vaccinated.

Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Women ages 40 to 44 should "have the choice" to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish. Women 55 and older may switch to mammograms every two years or continue yearly screening, according to ACS

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