DeSantis, Hospital CEOs Announce Distribution Plan for Weekly Covid-19 Vaccines
Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced Florida’s distribution plan for this week’s allocation of the Covid-19 vaccine. The state is preparing to receive 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which is currently being offered in Sarasota; 93,900 doses of the vaccine will be distributed to the county health departments that have not previously received doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. The remaining 33,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine will be sent to 54 hospitals that had not previously received the vaccine. With these allocations, all 67 Florida counties will have vaccine doses by the end of the week. A full list of hospitals that have received the vaccine can be found here.
This week, the state is also expecting to receive 118,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which will be used to administer the vaccine's second dose at the original five pilot hospitals and long-term care facilities in Broward and Pinellas counties. In Sarasota, vaccinations began on Tuesday for front line health care workers and those age 65-plus.