Two Central Florida counties surpass 1,000 COVID-19 deaths
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. Jenn Greenberg has helped dozens of seniors she has never met navigate the confusing, often chaotic process of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. [Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida]Ad“I realized how many barriers were in place, which made lining up appointments very difficult,” Greenberg said. [READ YESTERDAY’S REPORT: Florida reports 7,000 new COVID-19 cases as counties work to keep vaccine secure]Below is a breakdown of Florida COVID-19 data reported by the state on Feb. 5.
Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots
(AP Photo/Haven Daley)MIAMI – Jenn Greenberg is pretty busy helping her kindergartner with virtual classes and taking care of a toddler in her Florida home. Many seniors have also been thrown by having to register online instead of making an appointment by phone or in person. AdGeorgie DeNitto cried after a volunteer told her over the phone that she would receive a shot in the next two days. Last week, Florida state officials acknowledged that 3,344 doses of vaccine were spoiled, in part because they were not used fast enough before the medicine went bad. Volunteers like Greenberg, Schwartz and Quirk are helping to change that.