Floridians age 60 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting next week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Floridians age 60 and older will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday.

He said the minimum age for vaccination eligibility will drop from 65 to 60 as of Monday, March 15.

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That means people age 60 and older will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at all participating pharmacies and vaccination sites across the state.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.