TALLAHASSEE – On Feb. 5, the Florida Department of Health issued an update on the progress of the state’s vaccination efforts, as well as its weekly COVID-19 update. The State of Florida is in its eighth week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.
Last week, Governor DeSantis announced an inter-faith vaccine event at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, the first faith-based vaccination site with representation from multiple faiths.
Additionally, Governor DeSantis announced that the state is initiating a pilot program to deliver vaccines to homebound seniors, beginning with Holocaust survivors in Florida. The state has identified 750 Holocaust survivors and spouses eligible for the vaccine in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Martin counties, and is offering them the COVID-19 vaccine this week.
By opening sites with the faith-based community and beginning a program for seniors who cannot leave their homes, the stte is continuing to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine for Florida’s seniors. To date, more than 1.3 million individuals 65 and older have been vaccinated in Florida, which is more than 72% of all individuals vaccinated in the state.
To provide Floridians with the latest information about vaccinations in the state, the Florida Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccine report that is updated daily. This report includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine by county, race, sex and age. Find the COVID-19 vaccine report at: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/vaccine/vaccine_report_latest.pdf.
The Florida Department of Health continues to provide updates on cases, testing, and fatalities related to COVID-19. Please find all daily reports at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.