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WPTV5 West Palm Beach: Tips on how you can minimize COVID-19 vaccine side effects

April 14, 2021

    by: Rebecca Petit; WFTS Staff Originally posted at 12:34 PM, Apr 13, 2021   TAMPA BAY, Fla. — With about four million people in Florida being fully vaccinated, some are experiencing side effects. A few people will have no reaction after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but if you do experience symptoms, doctors say it’s a […]

ABC Action News: Proposed bill could limit access to medical marijuana for pediatric patients in Florida

March 9, 2021

by: Rebecca Petit Originally posted at 6:42 PM, Mar 09, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. — At just two-years-old, Kevin Mundaca’s daughter Lilli became one of the first pediatric patients in Florida to be put on the medical cannabis program. “The chemo treatment that they had, it was killing her. We literally had to pull her out of it […]

Fox 13 News: Tampa pediatrician to FDA advisory board: More data needed on vaccination and pregnancy

March 3, 2021

  by: Catherine Hawley TAMPA, Fla. – There is very limited data about the safety of getting a COVID-19 vaccine as it relates to being pregnant. A Bay Area physician says drug makers and the federal government should be more transparent about the lack of data so expectant mothers can make informed decisions before getting the shot. “Especially with this new […]

Bay News 9: Tampa Doctor Tells FDA More Information is Needed on COVID Vaccines and Pregnancy

February 26, 2021

To view the video, click here or on the image above   by Sarah Blazonis  PUBLISHED 8:26 PM ET FEB. 26, 2021   HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously voted Friday to recommend Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate for emergency use, […]

News Channel 8: Tampa doctor speaks to FDA about Johnson & Johnson vaccine

February 26, 2021

by: Rod Carter Posted: Feb 26, 2021 / 05:25 PM EST / Updated: Feb 26, 2021 / 06:05 PM EST   TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is on its way to becoming the third vaccine available to fight the coronavirus in the United States. A group of US health advisers endorsed the one-dose COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon […]

ABC Action News: Tampa pediatrician urges clearer messaging about vaccines and pregnancy during FDA committee meeting

February 26, 2021

By: McKenna King Originally posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 26, 2021   TAMPA, Fla. — — Among the public speakers the FDA selected to speak during the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory meeting regarding the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, was a Tampa pediatrician who is pushing for more transparency when it comes to […]

PRESS RELEASE (02/25/21): Dr. David Berger of Tampa to Address Pregnancy Safety Concerns with FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

February 25, 2021

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE ————————————– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dr. David Berger of Tampa to Address Pregnancy Safety Concerns with FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee Questions whether FDA should approve DNA-containing Johnson & Johnson vaccine for women of childbearing age before more information is known about safety for developing fetuses. TAMPA, Fla. February 25, 2021 — According […]

Dr. David’s FDA Slide Presentation Regarding Pregnancy Safety Concerns with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

February 24, 2021

  Dr. David Berger was invited to give an oral presentation at the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting (February 26, 2021) to discuss the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Johnson & Johsnon/Jansenn Biotech, Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine (Docket No. FDA-2021-N-0173). Dr. Berger will address continued COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and safety concerns related […]

Dr. David Submits Written Comments to FDA Advisory Committee Regarding Pregnancy Concerns with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18, 2021

  The FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet February 26, 2021 to discuss the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Johnson & Johsnon/Jansenn Biotech, Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. David was invited to give an oral presentation at the committee meeting, and he submitted the following written comments in advance of that […]