TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – After hopeful news from the drug maker Pfizer, you might be wondering how soon you could be able to get a coronavirus vaccine. 8 On Your Side is getting answers about Florida’s vaccine roll-out plan.
Experts tell 8 On Your Side, as of right now, you’re not going to be able to get a Pfizer vaccine for many months unless you’re part of an at-risk group.
While Floridians debate whether or not they want to take the coronavirus vaccine, the state is revealing its COVID-19 vaccination plan.
According to the latest draft, the first limited doses go to healthcare workers, long-term care residents, and first responders. Like with testing, older adults and those at higher risk of COVID complications, are also given priority.
Eventually, the shots would be available to the general public at state and/or county managed sites.
“It’s exciting to see what we can do when we all put our minds together,” said Dr. Michael Teng.
Teng, a USF virologist and associate professor of medicine, believes wide distribution won’t happen until late next year.
“It looks like it’s a really effective vaccine,” Teng said. “You always want to see the end result, this is