COVID-19 vaccines may double in Indian River County, says Florida governor

COVID-19 vaccines in Florida.
COVID-19 vaccines in Florida.

While visiting Indian River County on Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would soon receive 250,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

DeSantis said he hopes to double the doses in Indian River County. The Florida governor also said he wanted to see more vaccines distributed to the senior population.

DeSantis was in town to visit the Indian River County Fairgrounds, where the shots are administered, and to talk with county health officials. 

In Sebastian, residents are frustrated over the low availability of the COVID-19 vaccines. The county sends out an alert message to notify residents that appointments are available. But they are “full” within minutes.

“Are the seniors in our county really that quick off the mark to get appointments online,” a resident asked Sebastian Daily.

Some seniors in Sebastian believe the county should prioritize age groups first, starting with age 80, then 65 and older.

As of right now, all seniors 65 and older can get the dosage when they are available by making an appointment. However, they are not taking appointments until the shots are available.

Sebastian Daily will continue with updates as more information becomes available.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.