DeSantis says Walgreens will give vaccinations at Jacksonville long-term-care facilities ahead of schedule

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference, announcing the end of the ban on visitation at long-term care facilities in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Credit: via WINK News.

Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted Thursday night Walgreens vaccinations of staff and residents at long-term-care facilities in Jacksonville are ahead of schedule and will begin Friday.

DeSantis tweeted Walgreens will vaccinate staff and residents at Florida long-term care facilities in Jacksonville three days ahead of schedule.

The doses being brought to this long-term care facility are likely part of the first rollout of Pfizer vaccines sent to Florida.

The governor and State previously confirmed of the almost 180,000 doses of the vaccine in the first phase to Florida, 81,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine would be sent to CVS and Walgreens and the Florida Department of Health for use in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

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