More than 70 percent of COVID-19 vaccines are still sitting in freezers in the US — as the country’s disastrous rollout has forced desperate Florida senior citizens to camp out overnight for their shot.
Hundreds braved chilly 40-degree temperatures and slept in their cars overnight in Daytona Beach in the mad rush for inoculations, NBC Miami reported.
The Sunshine State has received more than 1.1 million vaccines but has administered just 264,512, according to data Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nationwide, just 4.8 million people have gotten their first dose out of more than 17 million delivered — just 28 percent.
In Broward County, Mayor Steve Geller said his office has been flooded with phone calls from seniors over the botched distribution following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order given priority to those over age 65.
“Many seniors are panicking because they think they were promised the vaccine immediately,” Geller said. “They were not, but now