Pinellas County to start vaccinating 65+ individuals next Tuesday

Florida Department of Health officials announced that more 12,300 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to date and people who are 65 years old or older are on deck next week.

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Officials say the county’s 68 Skilled Nursing Facilities were reached within five days of the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, with 6,700 staff and residents already immunized. This will continue into next week.

In addition, EMS / Fire Rescue and other healthcare personnel have been vaccinated in Pinellas County.

The next priority, according to an executive order from Governor Ron DeSantis, is people 65 years old or older.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County said this will be launched on Tuesday, Jan. 5. A reservation system is expected to go live at noon on Monday, Jan. 4.

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