Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state’s pilot program to vaccinate homebound seniors is expanding to include World War II and Korean War veterans unable to travel to receive the vaccine.
World War II and Korean War veterans are now able to fill out a form on the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs website or call 850-487-1533, extension 2.
DeSantis said the first veteran, a 94-year-old captain, was vaccinated in Port Charlotte on Thursday.
“They put their lives on the line for our country and we need to be there for them, and if that means devote these resources on an expeditionary basis, we’re going to do that,” DeSantis said.