ORLANDO, Fla. — Floridians age 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the same day that all adults in the state will get the shots.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management said Friday that people age 16 and older would be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine starting on April 5.
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At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only version currently authorized for people under the age of 18.
The announcement comes in addition to news from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that all Floridians age 18 and older would be eligible for the vaccine starting April 5.
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Before then, on Monday of next week, the eligibility age for the shots will drop to 40 and older across the state.
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NEW: 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to signup for the Covid-19 vaccine starting April 5th, along with the 18+ population. BUT -- they can only get Pfizer because it's the only one approved for EUA under 18. The state says more info to come. @WFTV— Lauren Seabrook (@LSeabrookWFTV) March 26, 2021