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DeSantis Announces Additional Vaccine Sites

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is announcing plans to open additional vaccination sites, as well as converting current COVID-19 testing sites. He says about 80% of COVID-19 vaccines sent to the state have been given to hospitals across Florida. DeSantis visited both Orlando Health and Jackson Memorial Hospital Monday to highlight the state’s vaccine distribution efforts.

“The vaccines will be reserved for individuals 65 years of age or older, front line healthcare workers, staff and residents of long term care facilities as well as individuals that the hospitals deem to be especially vulnerable," said DeSantis.

DeSantis says hospitals that are struggling to administer vaccines will have their allotment transferred to hospitals that are doing well.