Florida has officially opened vaccine eligibility for all adults in the state after prioritizing seniors in the early months of vaccine rollout.
As of Monday, April 5, Floridians 16 and older are eligible to sign up to receive a vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus, besting President Biden’s goal of having eligibility expanded to all adults in the U.S. by May 1.
“As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration,” Florida’s Department of Health states.
Those 16 and 17 years old are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine, but must be accompanied by a guardian.
Gov. DeSantis previewed the decision last month, touting the state’s strides in vaccinating seniors over the past few months.
“We’ve now vaccinated over 70 percent of the roughly 4.4 million seniors living in the state. We’ve also made great progress on those