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South Florida Sun Sentinel

DeSantis: More COVID vaccine doses arriving soon, so people 55 and up may become eligible

COVID vaccine doses are about to flow into Florida more freely, and that could have big implications for who gets the vaccine next, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. During a news briefing in Hernando County, the governor said Pfizer had been sending about 100,000 doses a week to the state and will increase that to about 200,000, he said.

Tampa Bay Times

Florida teachers, police could get coronavirus vaccines soon, DeSantis says

Classroom teachers and sworn law enforcement officers will be next for vaccines in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested at a news conference Tuesday in Hialeah. The state will likely start with teachers and police who are age 50 and older, he said. They’ll get access at four sites set to be opened soon by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, one of which will be at the Tampa Greyhound Track.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Here’s how Florida will distribute the 414,430 COVID-19 vaccine doses it expects to get this week

Florida will receive 414,430 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government this week, with the largest share going to Publix stores, according to documents released by the state. Large allotments also are destined for distribution sites at University Mall in Hillsborough County, the Orange County Convention Center, Tony Bennett Park in Manatee County and Sarasota Square Mall.