Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday announced an expansion in vaccine distribution, particularly for communities in Miami-Dade County, allowing senior citizens to schedule appointments for vaccines at dozens of Navarro Discount Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy y más locations.
The Republican governor made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference at Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Hialeah, explaining that the locations were specifically selected to “help ensure vaccines reach underserved areas.”
“Fifteen traditional CVS stores will also be offering the vaccine in numerous other counties,” DeSantis said, identifying those counties as Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward, Collier, Hillsborough, Manatee, Hendry, Polk, St. Lucie, Volusia, Flagler, Gadsden, and Escambia.
“Once appointments are made, vaccinations will begin later this week,” DeSantis explained, addressing the critiques from establishment media outlets, such as CNN, which accused him of “bucking” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prioritizing seniors.
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