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By Maggie Hall, PIO

June 25, 2021

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is partnering with the Not My Son (NMS) community effort to protect the health of youth and their families in St. Petersburg

On Fridays from June 25 to Aug. 13, DOH-Pinellas will provide COVID- 19 vaccinations to anyone 12 and older at NMS’s rally events. Fully vaccinated attendees will receive a $10 food voucher. No appointments are needed during the Friday evening events that begin at 6 p.m.

The NMS initiative is a grassroots community outreach marketing campaign and intervention effort to assist Black male youth and young adults (12 to 24 years of age) in St. Petersburg. For information about NMS and the city’s education and youth programs, visit rs.php.

The event on Friday, June 25, will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2101 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The city’s NMS site lists the locations for events until Aug. 13.

In addition to vaccines and food vouchers, there will be music and 100 free meals per event. To find the NMS parent/youth pledge families can sign, go to s%202020%20for%20web.pdf.

For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to or follow us on Twitter at @HealthyPinellas. We are also on Facebook and Nextdoor to provide public health updates and information.


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