All Florida residents over the age of 18 will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5th, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday.
DeSantis made the announcement in a video released from the Governor’s office, saying the eligibility age would be lowered to 40 and older starting Monday before lowering it to all adults the following week.
“We have now vaccinated over 70% of the roughly 4.4 million seniors living in the state,” DeSantis said. “And we are ready to take this step.”
BREAKING: DeSantis lowers COVID vaccine age to 40 starting Monday, and to 18 and up on April 5
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) March 25, 2021
Currently Floridians 50 and over can get the jab.