Six new permanent COVID-19 vaccination sites are opening across Florida including Edward Waters College in Jacksonville which got a visit Thursday from Governor Ron DeSantis.
"The goal here is to be able to reach out- anyone who may fall through the cracks," Governor DeSantis said, "who doesn't necessarily have access to a retail pharmacy or not necessarily a hospital."
The other sites are at FAMU in Tallahassee, a community center in Kissimmee in Central Florida, Broward College and 2 sites in Miami-Dade County.
Florida continues to emphasize the vaccination of seniors against the coronavirus, but the governor says those in younger age groups could soon be getting their turn to roll up their sleeves.
"It's going to happen. I would say without question- barring any problems with the vaccine distribution- you're going to see the age lower sometime in March- for sure."
The governor also said the state is prepared in the event of a surge in cases like the one that occurred in March and April of last year.
Also Friday all Publix stores in Florida will begin vaccinating residents 65 and older.
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