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State Vaccine Strategy Does a 180. DeSantis Says Doses Being Reserved For Second Shots

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Gov. Ron DeSantis touts vaccine rollout at Jacksonville's River Garden Hebrew Home.

TALLAHASSEE

In a reversal, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that the state is now withholding COVID-19 vaccines to ensure seniors and healthcare workers can get their second doses.

As hundreds of thousands of Floridians approach the 28-day deadline this week to receive their second Moderna vaccine dose, DeSantis guaranteed there would be enough supply to meet the demand.

“We’re not going to divert second doses away from seniors,” DeSantis said. “Seniors want it. We’re going to do it. So, if the implication is you should be giving those doses away to other people, that’s not the way the FDA has prescribed it.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.