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RED TIDE PRESENT IN THE GULF

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The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is notifying the public of a Red Tide bloom along Pinellas coastal beaches. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with breathing problems such as asthma might experience more severe symptoms. Usually symptoms go away when a person leaves the area or goes indoors.

Students ages 12 and up can get their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at three area high schools in June and July.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is offering the two-dose vaccine to students accompanied by a parent or guardian. Vaccines will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only at the sites listed below. To make an appointment, call DOH-Pinellas at (727) 824-6931.

COVID-19 vaccines are always provided at no cost.

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