Publix Begins Vaccinating K-12 Teachers, Proud Boys Leader Says Capitol Riot ‘Bad Idea’ – NBC 6 South Florida

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It’s Friday, March 5th, and NBC 6 has the top news stories of the day.

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Here are your six things to know.

No. 1 – Publix Set to Begin Vaccinating K-12 Teachers, School Staff

Publix will open COVID-19 vaccination appointments to K-12 teachers and school staff Friday, in accordance with new federal and state guidelines that allow teachers of all ages to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition to teachers, Publix will also start inoculating adults under the age of 65 who are deemed “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 as determined by a physician. Health care workers with direct patient contact, residents and staff members of long-term care facilities, and firefighters and law enforcement officers ages 50 and older are also eligible for vaccines.

If you are under 65 years old and have a medical condition that puts you at-risk of contracting COVID-19, the Florida Department of Health requires you to submit this form to receive a shot — a doctor’s note alone will not suffice. Appointments are required to receive a vaccine and can be made by visiting publix.com/covidvaccine.

No. 2 – Proud Boys Leader Says Raiding Capitol Was “Bad Idea”

The leader of the Proud Boys, the far-right group whose members have been linked to the Jan. 6 insurrection, said that raiding the Capitol was a “horrible idea.”

Enrique Tarrio, the international chairman of the extremist group, sat down in an interview with NBC 6 on Thursday.

“I did think it was a bad idea,” Tarrio said. “I think it was a horrible idea to go into the Capitol. I think it set the conservative party back.”

Tarrio was not there on Jan. 6. He had been arrested two days earlier in D.C., accused of burning a Black Lives Matter sign at a historic church. 

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