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The age limit for a jab drops to 40 today in Florida

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New lower vaccine eligibility rules take effect today in Florida with those in the general population as young as 40 now getting the vaccine green-light. You can register for an appointment at or

Also, everyone over 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine Monday, April 5th.

The state is encouraging residents to pre-register by visiting or calling the preregistration phone number listed for their county, then they’ll be contacted once the vaccine is available in their area.

Vaccines are also available at CVS, Publix, Winn-Dixie and Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations throughout the state.

Those eligible to get the vaccine as of today:

Long-term care facility residents and staff;
People aged 40 and older;
Frontline health care workers;
Sworn law enforcement, K-12 school employees and firefighters aged 40 or older;
People who are “extremely vulnerable” to the virus who have a state form signed by a physician.