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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s Fifth District, pharmacies, Trump & Hitler, James Tracy and good NYEWS

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Today on Context Florida: Bob Sparks notes that former state Sen. Al Lawson revealed his intention last week to run for Congress in the newly configured 5th District. The announcement from Lawson, a Democrat from Tallahassee, puts in motion a chain reaction of events that will make this one worthy of attention. A case could be made for Lawson, Sparks says. The new district runs from Jacksonville to Gadsden County west of Tallahassee. As a former state senator, Lawson has represented…

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New Florida law expands list of vaccinations available at local pharmacies

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Floridians can now get more vaccines at local pharmacies, thanks to a new state law that becomes effective today. Signed by Gov. Rick Scott on June 10, House Bill 279 makes new vaccines available to patients at pharmacies, instead of only at doctors’ offices. The new products join influenza and shingles vaccines, which were already available at all local pharmacies. The newly expanded list now includes vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as…

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