The FDA Has Authorized Covid-19 Vaccines For Children Under FiveThe US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization on Friday for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young children. Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Saturday in support of giving babies and other kids as young as 6 months a Covid-19 vaccination.
Three-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Produces Strong Immune Responses In Children Ages Six Months To Five Years, Pfizer And BioNTech SayThree Child-size doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine have shown a strong immune response in children ages six months to five years, the companies said Monday. The vaccine makers said they will finish submitting the trial data to the US Food and Drug Administration this week.
Tampa Bay Hospitals See Increase In Children With Mental Health IssuesHospitals all over the Tampa Bay Area are seeing an increase in the number of adolescents being admitted for mental health issues and suicidal thoughts.
South Florida Man Sentenced For Exploiting Poor Children In The PhilippinesA 67-year-old Pahokee, Florida man was sentenced yesterday in West Palm Beach federal court to 25 years in prison for enticing poor children in the Philippines to send him pornographic images of themselves in exchange for money and other child exploitation crimes, some of which involved toddlers.
Former Brooksville Mayor Sentenced For Using A Hidden Camera To Produce Child Sexual Abuse Videos And ImagesKevin Hohn (66, Brooksville) has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for production of child pornography. Hohn was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, a special assessment of $20,000, and $6,000 in restitution to the victims. Hohn will be required to serve 5 years of supervised release upon his release from prison and to register as a sex offender. Hohn had pleaded guilty on November 19, 2021.
Local Hospitals See Spike In Child Hospitalizations From COVID-19Local hospitals are seeing a spike in child hospitalizations from COVID-19 and a record number of patients testing positive.
98 Children Drowned In 2021, Local Swim Instructors Encourage Swim Lessons For BabiesState officials say 98 children drowned in 2021, and a swim instructor at Swim Gym in Bradenton says even one child drowning is one too many.
Local Non-Profits Need More Toy Donations For ChristmasTheir goal is to make sure every child in the Tampa Bay Area has a gift under the Christmas tree this year.
Sarasota Shop With A Cop Coming December 11The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department, Walmart, and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) are partnering to provide 150 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience to ‘Shop with a Cop’ for holiday gifts in Sarasota.
Tampa Bay Preparing After Children's Covid-19 Vaccine Receives Final ApprovalAfter Tuesday’s final approval, pediatricians can start vaccinating children ages 5-11 against Covid-19. Federal health officials approved the Pfizer brand vaccine for about 28 million children.
Local Doctors Say Vaccine For Children Five to Eleven Is Pivotal To Fight The PandemicThis comes one day after Pfizer announced that so far in its trials, the vaccine is working for children between the ages of five and eleven, and an emergency use authorization could be right around the corner.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Sees Increase In Child COVID-19 PatientsAt Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, 34 children are hospitalized.
Haines City Woman, Orlando Man, And Two Juveniles Charged After 3-Year-Old Suffered A Gunshot WoundA 38-year-old Haines City woman, a 20-year-old Orlando man and two juveniles were criminally charged after a 3-year-old child suffered a gunshot wound. There were also nine dogs at the location that were not being properly cared for.
Search For Three Missing ChildrenThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance to help locate three missing children.
Summer Camps Prepare For A Busy Summer Despite PandemicTampa Bay Summer camps are gearing up for a busy Summer, after many camps were cancelled last year due to the pandemic.