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Scenes from vaccine events around Tampa Bay

Photos: The delta variant continues to infect the unvaccinated throughout the state.
Justice Padgett, 12, of Tampa, receives a COVID-19 vaccine by first year USF physican assistant student Zara Meadows at a back to school health clinic at Middleton High School in Tampa on Saturday, July 31, 2021. “She’s going to a bigger school,” Padgett’s grandmother Sabrina Taylor said about her starting middle school in the fall. “They’re not making the mask mandatory and I still want her to wear masks, she doesn’t cover her nose…I just want her to be protected.”
Justice Padgett, 12, of Tampa, receives a COVID-19 vaccine by first year USF physican assistant student Zara Meadows at a back to school health clinic at Middleton High School in Tampa on Saturday, July 31, 2021. “She’s going to a bigger school,” Padgett’s grandmother Sabrina Taylor said about her starting middle school in the fall. “They’re not making the mask mandatory and I still want her to wear masks, she doesn’t cover her nose…I just want her to be protected.” [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Aug. 9, 2021

Vaccine clinics all around the Tampa Bay area are intended to help stop the current wave of infections. Here is a list of vaccination events.

Back to school clinic at Middleton High School, Tampa

Marjorie Cidoine, 43, Augusta Antoine, 7, and August Anotine, 42, are seated next to Mha’siyah Blake, 12, who is waiting to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, while his father Tshambe Blake, 44, of Tampa, fills out paperwork.
Marjorie Cidoine, 43, Augusta Antoine, 7, and August Anotine, 42, are seated next to Mha’siyah Blake, 12, who is waiting to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, while his father Tshambe Blake, 44, of Tampa, fills out paperwork. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Andrea Uribe, 36, of Tampa wears a wrist band while her children Salvator, 5, and Antonella, 4, observe out their car window, so volunteers are aware that she wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Andrea Uribe, 36, of Tampa wears a wrist band while her children Salvator, 5, and Antonella, 4, observe out their car window, so volunteers are aware that she wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Related: Tampa Bay hospitals suspend surgeries, limit visits as COVID admissions rise

People sit for vaccines, including Mha’siyah Blake, 12, (center) while his father Tshambe Blake, 44, watches. 
“I let him know it’s important for him so that way he protects himself and others,” he said.
People sit for vaccines, including Mha’siyah Blake, 12, (center) while his father Tshambe Blake, 44, watches. “I let him know it’s important for him so that way he protects himself and others,” he said. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
First year USF physician’s assistant student Caroline Cubero, prepares to vaccinate Mha’siyah Blake, 12.
First year USF physician’s assistant student Caroline Cubero, prepares to vaccinate Mha’siyah Blake, 12. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Not My Son community outreach event, Today’s Church, St. Petersburg

Rev. Kenny Irby gathers volunteers, joined by St. Petersburg Police officers, during a community outreach event and vaccination drive hosted by Not My Son and Today’s Church.
Rev. Kenny Irby gathers volunteers, joined by St. Petersburg Police officers, during a community outreach event and vaccination drive hosted by Not My Son and Today’s Church. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
Dr. Doral Pulley, pastor at Today’s Church, leads volunteers in prayer before the start of activities. Volunteers set out throughout the neighborhood, knocking on doors to talk about Not My Son, which aims to curb gun violence and inviting people to Today's Church for food and vaccines administered by the Pinellas Health Department.
Dr. Doral Pulley, pastor at Today’s Church, leads volunteers in prayer before the start of activities. Volunteers set out throughout the neighborhood, knocking on doors to talk about Not My Son, which aims to curb gun violence and inviting people to Today's Church for food and vaccines administered by the Pinellas Health Department. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]

Related: Florida leads the nation in kids hospitalized for COVID

Volunteers and St. Petersburg Police officers leave to canvass the neighborhood and invite people to the event, which included food from Heavy's Food Truck, music by Tasco and free vaccines by the Pinellas Health Department.
Volunteers and St. Petersburg Police officers leave to canvass the neighborhood and invite people to the event, which included food from Heavy's Food Truck, music by Tasco and free vaccines by the Pinellas Health Department. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
A Pfizer vaccine is prepared by a Pinellas Health Department official. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were available.
A Pfizer vaccine is prepared by a Pinellas Health Department official. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines were available. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
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Kenny Butler, 30, braces himself to receive the Pfizer vaccine. “They told me to say no to drugs but I’m a say yes today,” Butler said moments before, going Live on Facebook and visibly nervous about the needle. “Pfizer in the name of Jesus!” he called out as the needle entered his muscle.
Kenny Butler, 30, braces himself to receive the Pfizer vaccine. “They told me to say no to drugs but I’m a say yes today,” Butler said moments before, going Live on Facebook and visibly nervous about the needle. “Pfizer in the name of Jesus!” he called out as the needle entered his muscle. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
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