Sometime this month, all Floridians age 60 and up will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, an expansion beyond the current restriction limiting the shots to people age 65 and over. That's according to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Current rules only allow vaccines to be given to those 65 and older with the exception of first responders, school employees or those who are considered 'high-risk.'
So far, 2021 is proving to be a good year for vacation rentals in Volusia County and other parts of Florida.
It started with three girls tutoring local kids, but a year later, they now have more than 150 tutors, helping more than 500 students across the country.
Late Thursday night, the first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Florida. The FEMA site in Tampa, which was one of four that opened Wednesday across the state, began administering the vaccine Friday.
State healthcare agencies on Friday released the latest coronavirus numbers in Florida, reporting an increase of 5,975 new cases from a Thursday count.
Orange County says the convention center vaccination site is operating under capacity.
In addition, Winn-Dixie has expanded distribution to 55 new store locations and 11 additional Florida counties.
Pharmacies across Florida and the federal vaccination sites have said that they will vaccinate all teachers and daycare workers, no matter what age.
The pace is picking up at the federal vaccine side in Orange County. On Wednesday, there were shots left over, but on Thursday, it was packed. You can make an appointment or you could just walk up to this site. Still, many told FOX 35 News they were turned away due to confusion over eligibility and proper documentation.
State healthcare agencies on Thursday released the latest coronavirus numbers in Florida, reporting an increase of 6,118 new cases from a Wednesday count.
Florida is expecting a shipment of 175,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week but no additional doses next week.
Officials are reminding residents that appointments are encouraged but not necessary.
DeSantis pushed back Thursday, saying a local hospital — not the state — was behind the vaccinations in question.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program was updated after President Biden said all states prioritize school staff and childcare workers for vaccinations.
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In addition to the site at Valencia College, there are two satellite sites that will be run each day in underserved neighborhoods.
State healthcare agencies on Wednesday released the latest coronavirus numbers in Florida, reporting an increase of 6,014 new cases from a Tuesday count.
The Florida Department of Health has published a form for physicians to certify that they have determined an individual to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and eligible to receive the vaccine.
Test cruises are being done to help the industry prepare for when ships start sailing again amid the pandemic.