Gov. DeSantis: Florida on Track to Offer Vaccine to Every Long-Term Care Facility Resident and Staff Member by February 1

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that by February 1st, the COVID-19 vaccine will have been offered to every resident and staff member to Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes and over 3,000 assisted living facilities.

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This encouraging announcement follows another the Governor made late last week concerning vaccines and seniors:

“Florida is putting Seniors First, and we continue to lead the nation in vaccines for those 65 and older, with 70% of our total vaccinations going to seniors.

“Not only was Florida the first state in the nation to vaccinate more than 500,000 seniors, but we are rapidly approaching one million vaccines just to seniors.”

DeSantis continued, “To complete this mission, we continue to open vaccination sites across the state and expand our partnership with Publix Super Markets.

“On top of the 242 Publix locations in 18 counties providing vaccinations, we have opened an additional 70 state-supported vaccination sites – including at least one in every county.”

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