Florida to receive 250K+ COVID-19 vaccines next week

Florida is in line to receive another more than 250,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to an announcement from U.S. Rick Scott Tuesday night.

In a tweet, Scott said he heard from the Department of Health and Human Services that Florida would be receiving 254,825 doses sometime during the week of Jan. 10. The shipment will bring Florida’s total allocation to 1.47 million.

“We must continue to do everything we can to distribute these doses to those who need it most,” Scott said.

Great news for Floridians – according to @HHSGov 254,825 more doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to Florida the week of Jan. 10. This brings our total allocation to 1.47 mil.

We must continue to do everything we can to distribute these doses to those who need it most.

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 5, 2021

Scott did not say whether the new shipment will include the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a combination of both. Both require cold storage and two doses weeks apart.

His announcement comes as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to face backlash over the state’s distribution of the vaccine. In some counties

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