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DeSantis: Federal gov't. sending Florida 47k additional COVID vaccines next week

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 08:49:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced in a tweet Tuesday night next week's COVID-19 vaccine allocation will increase by 47,000.

Gov. DeSantis issued the following statement regarding the increase:

"For the past several weeks, Florida has received approximately 260,000 first doses per week, and during that time frame, we averaged 375,000 first dose vaccines administered per week.

Fortunately, we just learned that next week, Florida will receive 307,000 first doses from the federal government. While we welcome this modest increase, supply remains a critical issue in vaccinating our 65 and older population. My administration will continue working hard to swiftly distribute the vaccine to Florida's seniors while requesting the federal government increase our supply as quickly as possible."