In a Friday press conference with Jared Moskowitz, the director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he has signed an executive order lowering the vaccination age to 50-years-old starting this coming Monday, and that “definitely before May 1st,” everyone would be getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
“Florida has vaccinated more people (seniors) than any other state.”- Jared Moskowitz, FLSERT
Director Moskowitz said that the Biden Administration had reached out to the state for guidance on how to implement the same model he and DeSantis used for minority outreach.
“We had to become creative, we started in the faith-based community, in the minority communities,” said Moskowitz. “Florida has been the model for how you partner up to the faith-based community.”
Earlier this week, DeSantis announced that there would be a shortage of vaccines coming into the state the next few weeks, but added that he believed it would only be a temporary setback.
“We know eventually we’re going to start getting more Moderna, more J& J, and more Pfizer, that will happen, but it isn’t going to happen over the next few weeks it seems,” added DeSantis.
DeSantis also reiterated what he has said the previous day, that “there will not be we’re not doing vaccine passports in the state of Florida, adding,” it’s just not fair.”