JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Assistance is on the way in which to Florida’s long-term care services.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mentioned a complete of 179,400 Pfizer vaccine doses will probably be coming to Florida.
Of that quantity, 81,900 doses will probably be despatched to CVS and Walgreens, and the Florida Division of Well being to vaccinate seniors and workers at long-term care services, which embody nursing houses and assisted residing services.
Walgreens will start vaccinating workers and residents on Friday in Jacksonville.
I’m happy to announce that @Walgreens will start their mission to vaccinate workers and residents at FL’s long-term care services tomorrow in Jacksonville – three days forward of schedule. I admire @Walgreens for leaning in. There isn’t any time to waste!
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 18, 2020
Florida’s coronavirus circumstances rose by 13,148, essentially the most in 5 months, as deaths elevated by 101, the Florida Division of Well being introduced Thursday afternoon.
The state’s each day first-time positivity is at 8.84 p.c. Palm Seashore County’s price lower from 8.32 p.c, the very best since 10.04 p.c on Nov. 30, to 7.23. The state considers something above 5 p.c within the risks threshold.