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Florida Department of Health Honors EMS Responders for EMS Week

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Tallahassee, Fla. — Across Florida, thousands of emergency medical service (EMS) responders serve with passion, commitment, and dedication while providing lifesaving care during a person’s hour of greatest need. The Florida Department of Health (Department) is proud to say that the EMS professionals in Florida most certainly exemplify the 2022 EMS Week theme: Rising to the Challenge.

All Persons 5 Years of Age and Older Are Eligible to Receive the Vaccine In Florida
The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 5 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 5-17 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.

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The AAP has published two new policy statements; “Countering Vaccine Hesitancy” and “Medical Versus Non-Medical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance,” for the September issue of Pediatrics. In light of these statements, we would like remind our partners and colleagues of some of the resources available on the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) websites to support clinicians in their vaccination efforts and conversations with parents.

Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents