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Gov. DeSantis: state will not receive Johnson vaccine in foreseeable future

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 6:39 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Governor Ron DeSantis expects COVID-19 vaccination eligibility will lower to 55-year-old plus by the end of the month.

The governor made that announcement Wednesday, touting the state’s “seniors first” rollout plan, saying the state is nearing two-thirds of all seniors vaccinated.

“Throughout the whole pandemic, Florida ranks 41st for senior mortality. In other words, 40 states have higher per capita mortality for COVID for seniors than the state of Florida,” said Gov. DeSantis.

The governor also announced Wednesday that the state will not be receiving anymore doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for the foreseeable future, which he says could be for several weeks.

He also urged anyone waiting for that vaccine to instead get the Moderna or Pfizer dose.

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