Two Central Florida counties surpass 1,000 COVID-19 deaths

DOH reports 215 new virus deaths

Only 35% of staff in Florida long-term care facilities are getting vaccinated
Only 35% of staff in Florida long-term care facilities are getting vaccinated

ORLANDO, Fla. – Both Polk and Orange counties reported their 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths Friday since the pandemic began. Both counties have now surpassed 1,000 virus fatalities each.

This comes as Florida seniors are still struggling to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Getting an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine can be anything but quick and painless.

One Florida woman is helping people she never met get on the coveted list.

Jenn Greenberg has helped dozens of seniors she has never met navigate the confusing, often chaotic process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Greenberg is part of a 120-member volunteer force helping Florida residents 65 and older clear the daunting hurdles of state-run registration systems that are poorly organized and rely heavily on a technology that is often like a foreign language to them.

[Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida]

“I realized how many barriers were in place, which made lining up appointments very difficult,” Greenberg said.


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