DeSantis plans to expand vaccine availability as winter weather delays shipment to Florida – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Covid issues are heightening as new and extra vicious variants are evolving. Now, authorities are calling on everybody to be vigilant about staying protected to cease the unfold.

Experts advise that probably the greatest methods to shield yourselves from the virus is to get vaccinated, however due to current winter weather circumstances, there have been delays in getting the vaccine doses to South Florida.

“The Moderna still has not shipped for this week, so normally, those Moderna would be done today,” stated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The winter storms which have been walloping components of the United States have prevented FedEx from delivery the vaccine to the Sunshine State.

“It’s basically sitting in the FedEx warehouse,” stated DeSantis. “I don’t even think they can get into it because of everything.”

On Thursday, DeSantis introduced that 2 million seniors throughout Florida have obtained no less than one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

He stated he’s hopeful that quickly each senior that desires a shot will likely be ready to get one.

“You will start to see the demand soften, so if we have Walmart or Publix or these community sites, where they have trouble filling up appointments, well then, yeah, we’re going to work to open it up,” he stated.

Though increasing the availability of the vaccine is on the governor’s thoughts, he didn’t launch any particulars about when he expects that to occur or who will likely be subsequent in line.

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