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Florida Vaccine Updates: Weather Impacting Dosage Arrivals, EMTs to Administer Vaccines

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida and the effort to stop it

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As a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose.

Residents across the state will now get another option when it comes to getting their doses - but the recent wicked weather across the country may affect those doses getting to the Sunshine State.

Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, and the effort to stop it.

Weather Impacting Shipment of Vaccines to Florida; Publix Cancels Vaccine Scheduling

Bad weather throughout the United States was impacting the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.

DeSantis said the state was working to ensure the vaccine doses were distributed as efficiently as possible when they arrive.

Meanwhile, the supermarket giant said it was canceling the event due to "weather-related issues preventing government delivery of allotted COVID-19 vaccine", adding appointments already scheduled would not be impacted.

Florida Adds 7,342 New Covid Cases, Reports Over 150 More Virus Deaths Wednesday

Florida reported more than 7,300 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by over 150.

The 7,342 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 1,844,627 since the outbreak began, according to figures released by the state's department of health.

COVID-19 Long Hauler Hopes to Benefit From Local FDA Trial

Eli Musser traveled from New York to South Florida to participate in a trial for the drug Leronlimab, a monoclonal antibody.

Musser is a COVID long hauler, meaning he's taking longer to recover from symptoms he experience when he was sick with the virus.

More here.

State to Allow EMTs to Administer Vaccine

The Florida Department of Health issued an emergency order Tuesday to allow certified EMTs to administer the vaccine.

South Florida Doctor Speaks Out About COVID-19 Racial Disparities

A South Florida doctor said the country needs to do more to vaccinate people of color

Dr. Bernard Ashby, a vascular cardiologist, said Black people are not getting their fair share of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

NBC News reports Black Americans have received the vaccine at dramatically lower rates than white Americans. 

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