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The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to all residents and staff of Florida’s nursing homes by the end of January, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference at at River Garden Hebrew House for the Aged in Jacksonville.
The governor said about 97% of River Garden’s residents have been vaccinated.
The state has nearly 4,000 long term care and assisted living facilities.
Florida followed federal recommendations in starting vaccinations first for front-line medical workers plus residents and staff of nursing homes in mid-December.