Meeting Covid Vaccine Demand, Hillsborough Increases Call Center Hours, Agent StaffingAppointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are still available to residents age 65 and older this week in Hillsborough County. The County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, expanded the operational hours of its vaccine call center and will triple the number of call agents Tuesday to help residents in this category secure needed appointments.
Pinellas County Covid Vaccine Appointments At Capacity On Day TwoTuesday was the first day for people 65 and older to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Pinellas County. Just one day after registration opened to the public, Pinellas County Health Officials say there’s not more spots available. 
Covid Vaccine Websites Crash Monday As Tampa Bay Residents Rush To RegisterIf you were one of those across Tampa Bay who tried signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday afternoon but were shut out, you’re not alone. Health officials say tech issues caused the site to crash. 
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Plans To Use Places Of Worship To Administer COVID Vaccine In Underserved CommunitiesAt a news conference Seminole County, Florida, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state plans to use places of worship and underserved communities to administer the vaccine.
One USF Student Seeks Normalcy In 2021Shaken and disoriented by 2020, many are still deciding how to embrace 2021. One USF student shares her optimistic hope of normalcy. 
Counties Throughout Tampa Bay Receive More Doses Of Covid Vaccine, Now Accepting AppointmentsCounties Throughout Tampa Bay Receive More Doses Of Covid Vaccine, Now Accepting Appointments
Beyond Health Benefits, Covid Vaccine Delivers HopeOn Wednesday, people 65 years of age and older started receiving the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Manatee County. CW44's Casey Albritton spoke with a recipient of the first round of those vaccines and for her, the vaccine delivers peace of mind.
Some Tampa Bay Residents Don't Believe $600 Stimulus Check Is EnoughAbout 24 hours after President Donald Trump signed an economic relief package bill that would give each adult $600, the government is now voting on whether or not to increase that amount to $2,000 per adult.
DUI Crash In Pinellas Park Leaves 1 Man Dead, 1 InjuredA St. Petersburg man is now dead after police say a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle early Tuesday morning. 
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Fully Booked Through Jan. 4 In Manatee CountyManatee County Health Officials began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older on Tuesday.
The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine And What To Expect, According To A Doctor That Received ItCOVID-19 vaccines have begun the long road of distribution across the globe. A doctor at Tampa General Hospital discusses his experience receiving the vaccine and what to consider when it's your turn to get vaccinated.
7 Of 8 Arrested In Florida Retail Theft Ring, Costing Retailers Nearly $85kDetectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with other state and local officials have developed 8 suspects statewide during an investigation that started in August of 2019. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft and illegal re-sale of high-dollar items such as baby formula, diapers, and energy drinks, resulting in felony charges of grand theft and racketeering, among other crimes.
Cleanup Continues In Aftermath Of Tornado That Ripped Through Tampa BayCleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of that tornado that ripped through multiple counties in Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon. CW44's Andrea Alvarez spoke with residents about what they went through during the frightening moments when the tornado touched down.
Pinellas Man That Spent 51 Days in Coma Warns Against Holiday GatheringA Pinellas County man who spent more than 75 days in an intensive care unit fighting Coronavirus echoes local warnings to practice patience by not gathering for holidays. As the holidays draw near, local leaders are also asking people to be more careful than ever about taking COVID-19 precautions.
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Rolling Out In Pinellas County Long-Term Care FacilitiesOver the next several days, Pinellas County Health Department is working to vaccinate residents and employees at all of their long-term care facilities with the new COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
Pasco Couple Dishes On Having Twins And Saving Their Restaurant In a PandemicAs Florida settles into the Thanksgiving wave of the pandemic, a pair of Pasco County restaurant owners recount their struggles through the early wave of the pandemic and urge residents to continue supporting local restaurants. 
Pasco Boating Industry Booms In Part To COVIDA Pasco County business owner says business is booming and that this is in part due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she’s offering up some advice to help keep fellow neighboring businesses from going overboard. 
First Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Administered At Tampa General HospitalThis week, people in the Tampa area are receiving the first round of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Tampa General Hospital to announce the delivery of about 20,000 doses. The vaccines will start at Tampa General Hospital, being given to healthcare workers. Then, Governor DeSantis says, other hospitals nearby will receive the vaccines left over. "This is our magic - Neil Armstrong moment," said Dr. Charles Lockwood with Tampa General Hospital.
Hillsborough Surveys Residents To Develop COVID Vaccine Distribution PlanThe Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to fill out a survey, that will help the county put together a vaccine distribution plan.
Pasco County Small Businesses Fight To Survive The COVID-19 PandemicLocal small business owners are asking for your help in their fight to stay afloat. Small business owner in Pasco County shared his story with the CW44 News At 10 on how the community plays the biggest role. 
St. Pete Business Owner Responds To Store Being Vandalized On Black FridayTuesday, a St. Pete business owner is responding after her store was vandalized on Black Friday.
St. Petersburg Police Department Rolls Out Body Cam ProgramThe St. Petersburg Police Department announced on Thursday they are rolling out a body worn camera program.
Hillsborough County Distributes Free Masks To Those In Need As Cases RiseAs COVID-19 cases increase in the area, Hillsborough County is now offering free masks to the public to try to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. This comes just one day after the nation saw it’s deadliest day for COVID-19.
Winter & Hope Celebrate Anniversaries By Raising Awareness For Pet AdoptionHometown movie star dolphins, Winter and Hope celebrate their rescue anniversaries this week. Local organizations emphasize the event to celebrate not just the famous dolphins but to encourage rescuing furry land friends as well.

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