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Florida governor walks back claim over 1 millionth shot

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 18:43:05-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is walking back his claims that his state has now vaccinated 1 million seniors. DeSantis made the assertion Friday during a made-for-TV moment when he joined a 100-year-old World War II veteran for a cable news appearance. The governor said the veteran would be the 1 millionth senior to get a lifesaving shot in the arm. As it turns out, the assertion was premature. The Republican governor later said the injection was symbolic of hitting the goal of 1 million doses administered to his state’s seniors. That goal may not be officially reached until the weekend.

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