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The entrance to the Pinellas County Jail complex in Clearwater, which is on lockdown until June 6 due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Currently, 26 inmates have tested positive for the virus. The facility is on lockdown until June 6.
There is growing evidence that two primary vaccinations plus a booster provide the best protection against new variants.
Certain requirements could be waved so that WIC participants can purchase whatever brand is available.
The COVID-19 pandemic by the numbers in Florida covering the period of May 14-20:

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  1. A person visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo on Thursday.
  2. Diego Moreno, 1, looks while Walgreens pharmacist Bhargavi Patel gives his mother Juanita Gonzalez a free flu shot in Plant City in October 2020. The flu had been less of a problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, when masks and social distancing were in effect, but now Tampa Bay is seeing a rise in cases at an unusual time of year.
  3. The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House in Washington on Thursday as the Biden administration commemorates 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19.
  4. The entrance to the Pinellas County Jail complex in Clearwater, which is on lockdown until June 6 due to a coronavirus outbreak.
  5. A pouch containing crystalized methamphetamine and a homemade pipe are shown March 21, 2006, in Window Rock, Ariz.
  6. Hickory Hollow Mall was once the largest shopping center in Tennessee. Now Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to lease the space and use it for medical clinics.
  7. A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 12 years old sits ready for use at a vaccination site in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, on Nov. 11, 2021. Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday.
  8. Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive May 14 in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall.
  9. At least 500 children in 20 countries, including 180 kids in the United States, have been diagnosed with severe hepatitis of unknown cause since Oct. 1, 2021. In this photograph, a physician’s assistant administers a hepatitis B vaccine to a 9-month-old infant.
  10. This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Monkeypox, a disease that rarely appears outside Africa, has been identified by European and American health authorities in recent days.
  11. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has been designated as a level 1 children's surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. The distinction is shared by fewer than 50 hospitals across the country, none in Tampa Bay.
  12. Oklahoma's Legislature gave final approval Thursday to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill that providers say will be the most restrictive in the nation once the governor signs it.
  13. FILE - Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston.  President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
  14. Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston.
  15. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on April 26.
  16. Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, a breast cancer survivor, speaks about her diagnosis and treatment during a news conference Tuesday at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center at the University of Miami. Gov. DeSantis announced the new state budget will contain $100 million for cancer research and treatments at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at UM, Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and the University of Florida Health System’s Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville.
  17. Carrie Zeisse, CEO and president of Tampa Bay Thrives, a mental wellness nonprofit, talks Tuesday about a partnership with hospitals and other agencies to help bridge the gap between calling for help and getting therapy. They want to make mental health services available within days for those identified as urgent cases.
  18. Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a Dec. 30, 2021 distribution event. The U.S. government is offering another round of free at-home COVID-19 test kits to the country. Order online from the U.S. Postal Service via www.covid.gov/tests.
  19. OnSite nurse Joan Diehl prepares COVID-19 vaccinations at the Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds, one of the vaccination distribution sites in Hillsborough County, in Plant City on Jan. 6, 2021. The county announced the same day it had fired OnSite after residents complained about the scheduling system. The company is now suing Hillsborough County for $50 million, contending it was illegally terminated.
  20. The scene of a fatality car crash in June 2021, in Tulsa, Okla.  Nearly 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years.
  21. Bill Ayars, of Cleveland, is pictured with his daughters, Jackie (center) and Jennifer. After Jennifer died of a drug overdose in 2016, the family launched a website to help families find addiction treatment in Ohio.
  22. U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward. The orange-capped vial is the actual vaccine. The green vial is the diluent.
  23. Sara Atkins poses for a photo, in Wynnewood, Pa., on May 10 while holding a pillow with an image of her father Andy Rotman-Zaid, who died of COVID-19 in December 2020. She channels her grief into fighting for global vaccination and better access to health care to honor her father.
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