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Florida lowers age restrictions for COVID vaccine

By Nancy Wallace
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:08AM

Florida lowers age restrictions for COVID vaccine

Governor Ron DeSantis lowers the age restrictions in Florida for the COVID vaccine. Governor DeSantis announced on Thursday, March 25 of his plans to lower the age restrictions for the COVID vaccine. As of Monday, March 29 the eligible age will be 40 and older to receive the COVID vaccine and on Monday, April 5, the eligible age will be 18 and older.  President Biden's target date for anyone over 18 to receive the vaccine is May 1st. DeSantis was happy to report Florida ahead of the President's target date.

As reported in the News Journal by Jeffrey Schweers,  Governor DeSantis stated, "Florida's Senior First vaccine strategy is paying off. More than 3.2 million people 65 and older, or over 70% of the state's seniors, have been vaccinated. The result of those efforts is that hospitalizations and case rates for seniors have plummeted." 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 85 million Americans have had a least one round of the vaccine. Florida Department of Heath has reported 5.2 million Florida residents have received the vaccine. Vaccines are available at CVS, Walmart, Sam's Club, and Publix.

Even after receiving a vaccine, it is still important to wear a mask. The Biden administration encourages mask coverings to be worn, even after receiving the vaccine so that the spread of the virus can be slowed.

If you are in the market for a home or looking to rent, please reach out to one of our real estate agents at Oceans Luxury Realty as we can assist you.

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