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DeSantis says nursing homes will be first to get coronavirus vaccine

Gov. DeSantis says nursing homes will be first to get coronavirus vaccine
Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 17:17:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine when Florida begins receiving it.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a video Wednesday evening setting the state's priorities.

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He said while he expects the state to begin receiving vaccines later this month, there will not be enough for everyone who wants it.

The second priority will be high-risk health care workers.

If there's enough left, he wants to make vaccines available for people 65 and older and those with serious health conditions that put them at risk.