Florida Department of Health releases new daily report on number of COVID-19 vaccinations

Over 30,000 people had been vaccinated as of Saturday morning, according to report

Health care leaders continue to give out the vaccine as fast as possible, and we're now learning just how many people have gotten it so far.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health on Saturday issued its first vaccine report that will be updated daily, just like the number of COVID-19 cases.

As of 7 a.m. Saturday, 32,707 individuals had been vaccinated, according to FDOH.

The data shows the following cumulative totals of vaccinations in Central Florida counties:

  • Orange County - 3,210 vaccinations
  • Seminole County - 1,125 vaccinations
  • Brevard County - 85 vaccinations
  • Volusia County - 212 vaccinations
  • Lake County - 316 vaccinations
  • Marion County - 74 vaccinations
  • Osceola County - 386 vaccinations
  • Flagler County - 22 vaccinations
  • Sumter County - 12 vaccinations

The view the entire report, click or swipe here.

The data summarizes the number of people who have received either their first dose or have completed the series for a COVID-19 vaccine. A person can only be counted in one category, first dose or series complete.

Gov. Ron DeSantis already announced Florida plans to receive 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine over the next several days, spread out among nearly 200 hospitals across the state who did not receive the Pfizer vaccine.

News 6 went through the list and found more than three dozen hospitals in Central Florida. The state posted a list at this link of Florida hospitals set to receive the Moderna vaccine.

Dr. Stephen Smith serves as the chief scientific officer for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division.

“This is a real milestone to have a second vaccine,” he said. “The Moderna vaccine does not need to be stored at the extremely low temperatures that the Pfizer vaccine requires, so freezer capacity is really less of an issue for Moderna.”

At AdventHealth, its vaccine scientific review committee plans on releasing recommendations sometime within the next week as to who should receive which vaccine.

“We spent a lot of time talking about those differences between those two vaccines,” he said. “They’re small and subtle, but they may allow us to make some specific recommendations.”

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