It was recently announced that states would be able to begin giving out the Pfizer vaccine to recipients as early as next week, depending on approval by the FDA.
Florida will be among the states receiving the vaccine and may be able to begin distributing it as early as Monday. The state could receive 179,400 doses of vaccine to begin administering, based upon allocation by the federal government, as reported by NBC2.
Florida has recently been a hot spot for the novel Coronavirus that’s been spreading globally since the beginning of the year, with cases and positivity rates soaring in early July, just as Walt Disney World opened the gates to its theme parks for the first time in four months.
Following this spike, public officials ordered various mandates to stop the spread, including closing bars and requiring masks in public spaces. And now we’re starting to see a bit of hope in the recent numbers.
Florida may seem totally reopened, with Disney World, Universal Studios, and other theme parks reopened. But the global health crisis has led to the cancellation of one big event: the Republican National Convention.
Today, President Donald Trump announced that the Jacksonville portion of the RNC has been canceled due to a “COVID flare-up.”