Tallahassee, Florida — Floridians over the age of 50 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, Governor Rondesantis announced on Friday.
DeSantis held a press conference with Jared Moskowitz, Director of Emergency Management in Tallahassee, and announced a new order.
The governor said the demand for vaccines was “relatively modest,” so I feel it makes sense to reduce the age from 60 and over to 50 and over.
..@GovRonDeSantis Signing an executive order today to reduce Florida’s vaccination age to over 50, which will come into effect on Monday. Florida also says it plans to release the shot to everyone by May 1.
— Forest Sanders (@FBSaunders) March 19, 2021
The Governor also said the state plans to release the vaccine to all by May 1.
DeSantis said the state manages about 150,000 shots daily from Monday to Friday. According to Moskowitz, the state is capable of making 200,000 injections a day, but it will need to be staffed as vaccine supplies increase.
According to DeSantis, Florida has vaccinated more than 3 million older people, with nearly 70% of all older people receiving at least one vaccination.
“That was our first goal,” said Desantis. “I think I was very happy to hear from my seniors.”
Moskowitz said about 3,500 older people were vaccinated through the state’s return program. Elderly people at home can be vaccinated by sending an email to HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or by calling 866-779-6121.
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According to DeSantis, Floridians over the age of 50 who will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine from Monday
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