Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks in Jacksonville

FDOH: More than 1.3 million vaccinated in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks Friday, Jan. 22, in Key Largo.
Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks Friday, Jan. 22, in Key Largo. (WPLG)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at a nursing home in Jacksonville.

The governor gave an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution at River Garden Hebrew House for the Aged at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Right now, anyone hoping to get vaccinated must be able to prove at least part-time residency and show they are a member of the priority groups currently allowed to get vaccinated for COVID-19: health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older.

According to an advisory signed last week by Florida’s surgeon general, before administering the first dose of the vaccine, every vaccine provider in the state should make sure the recipient is either a resident of Florida or an individual who is in Florida to provide health care services that require direct contact with patients.

So far, more than 1.3 million people have been vaccinated in Florida, according to the latest daily vaccine report from the Florida Department of Health.