WH task force: 110 million in US fully vaccinated
Officials with White House’s coronavirus task force say 110 million Americans will be fully vaccinated by the end of Friday, with a total of 150 million people vaccinated through the first shot. (May 7)
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No vaccine appointment? No problem. As eligibility has increased and immunization rates have slowed, retail giants and pharmacies across Florida and the U.S. are rolling out new walk-in initiatives to get residents inoculated.
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Walk-in appointments are subject to vaccine availability. Customers should check with their local stores to make sure they have supplies on hand on any given day.
Customers who are looking to secure specific time slots or appointments are still encouraged to schedule them. Stores are continuing to offer appointments on their websites and online portals.
Who is eligible to receive a vaccine?
Young people between 12 and 15 years old may soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA authorized the vaccine Monday, allowing the Pfizer-BioNTech shots to be given to 12- to 15-year-olds for the first time, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also need to sign off.
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What should you bring with you to get vaccinated?
The COVID-19 vaccine is free with insurance or through a federal program for the uninsured.
Customers with health insurance should bring their cards, according to Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous. Those on Medicare should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B cards. Customers should also have their driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers on hand.
Some state and county-run sites have also started accepting walk-up appointments and require less documentation.
Frank Gluck and Jennifer Sangalang contributed to this report.
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