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Biden Administration Challenges Gov. DeSantis On Vaccinations

Photo: DeSantis via Facebook
Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a new mass vaccination site in The Villages Tuesday morning.

The Biden administration Monday challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ assertion that a lack of vaccine supplies from the federal government was holding up the state’s efforts. DeSantis has repeatedly claimed Florida had the capacity to dramatically increase vaccinations if the federal government would provide more doses. And last week he dismissed Biden’s plan to use the Federal Emergency Management Administration to set up vaccination centers.

“I saw some of this stuff Biden’s putting out, that he’s going to create these FEMA camps, I can tell you, that’s not necessary in Florida,” he said. “All we need is more vaccine. Just get us more vaccine.”

Asked about the governor’s comments at a Monday press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointed to Florida’s failure to administer half the vaccine doses the state had already received.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.