State Surgeon General issues public health advisory rescinding previously issued advisories

Expanding vaccine eligibility, and encouraging the resumption of in-person government operations and services statewide

Posted 4/30/21

The Public Health Advisory also expands vaccine access and eligibility to any individual in Florida who is present in Florida for the purpose...

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State Surgeon General issues public health advisory rescinding previously issued advisories

Expanding vaccine eligibility, and encouraging the resumption of in-person government operations and services statewide

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TALLAHASSEE — On April 29, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory rescinding the public health advisories issued on March 25, 2020, June 22, 2020, July 21, 2020 and January 21, 2021. The Public Health Advisory also expands vaccine access and eligibility to any individual in Florida who is present in Florida for the purpose of providing goods or services for the benefit of residents and visitors of the state. Finally, the Public Health Advisory encourages government offices to conduct in-person operations and services.

State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees considered several factors while issuing this public health advisory:

• Nearly 9 million individuals have been vaccinated in Florida and scientific studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines protect individuals from COVID-19, and dramatically diminish hospitalizations and deaths caused by the virus.
• Continuing COVID-19 restrictions on individuals with no end in sight, including the long-term use of face coverings and withdrawal from social and recreational gatherings, pose a risk of adverse and unintended consequences.
• Florida has a sufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccines to provide an opportunity for every eligible Floridian who wants to be vaccinated.

Read the full Public Health Advisory at: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Public-Health-Advisory-filed-4.29.21.pdf

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