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Gov. DeSantis: 1 million Florida seniors vaccinated against COVID-19

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 18:00:18-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s official reporting now reflects more than 1 million seniors 65 and older have been vaccinated in the state, leading the nation in vaccinations of seniors.

“Florida is full speed ahead with our Seniors First strategy and it is working,” said Governor DeSantis. “The state’s reporting now shows that we have vaccinated more than one million seniors, which accounts for nearly 70% of Florida’s total vaccinations to date and is leading the nation in this all-important effort.”

Florida is currently leading among all states in vaccinations of individuals 65 years of age and older.

In addition to more than 1 million seniors vaccinated, the state is on track to have offered the COVID-19 vaccine to every resident and staff member in Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes and over 3,000 assisted living facilities by the end of the month.