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TC Palm - Unvaccinated? Here's Where You Can Get A Free COVID-19 Vaccine To Protect Yourself, Others

Lindsey Leake | Aug 13,2021

Nearly 367,000 Treasure Coast residents — about 56% of the population — had been at least partially inoculated against COVID-19 through Aug. 12, according to the Florida Department of Health's latest data.

As unvaccinated patients fill local hospitals in record numbers, health officials urge the remainder of the community to get the vaccine as soon as possible — not only to protect themselves, but also others.

TC Palm - COVID Surge: What If We Had Just Listened To Local Doctors Pierone, Ramgopal? | Opinion

Laurence Reisman | Aug 06,2021

“We will start seeing protected pods or bubbles of fully immunized individuals who will interact with other family members and friends who have also been fully immunized,” he wrote to me in February, citing the safety of small groups whose members were careful elsewhere, too. “Members of these bubbles will be able to have social events without the need for social distancing and masking as long as they exclude others who are nonimmune.”

Looking back, Pierone’s last nine words were prescient. He cited the possible spread of COVID-19 by asymptomatic vaccinated people to the unvaccinated.

TC Palm - As Local COVID Hospitalizations Hit Record, Docs Weigh In On Vaccine, Future | Opinion

Laurence Reisman | Jul 28,2021

Dr. Gerald Pierone, chief medical officer and founding physician of Whole Family Health Center, with offices in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, recently sent a letter to his club, urging members and staff to get vaccinated.

Vero News 32963 - Pierone In Forefront Of Local COVID-19 Research And Treatment

Kerry Firth | May 13,2021

When the coronavirus came knocking on Vero’s door, Dr. Gerald Pierone, chief medical officer of Whole Family Health Center, was ready to jump into action.

Dr. Pierone Facebook Live - COVID-19 Vaccines Q&A

| May 12,2021

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine? Tune in for a Question & Answer session with our Chief Medical Officer and Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Gerald Pierone as he addresses the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine myths, and herd immunity.
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