Florida lowering vaccine eligibility to 40+ today

Residents 18+ eligible to get shot on April 5.

Jacksonville, Fl — Florida’s vaccination effort is getting a major boost as Governor Ron DeSantis announced all residents age 40 and over will be eligible to get a shot beginning Monday.

And beginning April 5th, all Florida residents 18 and over will be eligible to get vaccinated.

“We’ve now vaccinated over 70% of the roughly 4.4 million seniors living in the state. We’ve also made great progress on those ages 60 to 64 and on those age 50 and older. And we’re ready to take this step”, said DeSantis.

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You can pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov and will then be contacted when the vaccine is available in your area.

DeSantis cited hospitalization and case rates for senior citizens, saying he wants to keep the momentum going as eligibility expands to younger age groups.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.

“There are now 1,600 pharmacies located throughout the state of Florida offering COVID vaccines”, DeSantis said.

More than 5,000 homebound seniors have also been vaccinated statewide.

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