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Gov. DeSantis: All 67 Florida counties will have Moderna vaccine by end of week

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 18:48:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday Florida will receive 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 118,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of the week.

The 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed as follows:

  • 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 COVID-19 vaccine.
  • With these allocations, all 67 Florida counties will have vaccine doses by the end of the week.

Find the full list of hospitals that have received the vaccine, click here.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered as the second dose at the original five pilot hospitals and long-term care facilities that received their first dose through the Florida Department of Health and Florida National Guard strike teams.

“Thanks to our state’s strong partnership with the federal government and Florida hospitals, more than 146,000 individuals have been vaccinated in Florida, including front-line health care workers, staff and residents of long-term care facilities and individuals 65 and older,” said Gov. DeSantis. “This week, Florida will receive over 120,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and will distribute these doses to hospitals and county health departments that have not previously received the vaccine. As a result, all 67 Florida counties will have received doses of the vaccine by the end of the week. Florida is also receiving over 118,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to begin administering the second dose of this vaccine at the original five pilot hospitals.”

The Department of Health is now releasing how many people in the state have been vaccinated by county, age, race, and gender. To view that list, click here.

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