Florida: Walgreens increases stores offering COVID-19 vaccine

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Walgreens is increasing the number of their stores offering vaccine to 97 across 19 counties. Appointments are now open.

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In addition starting Monday, the age of eligibility to receive a vaccine will be lowered to 60 years and older. The Governor’s Seniors First strategy has prioritized our state’s most vulnerable, allowing Florida to lead the nation to have the most seniors vaccinated in any state.

To date, Florida has vaccinated over 2.7 million seniors, which is over 58% of the roughly 4.4 million seniors living in the state.

In addition, DeSantis announced Friday additional vaccination sites in Volusia and Brevard counties running through Monday.

Each site will provide 4,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines to seniors age 65 and older over the next four days.

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