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Homebound Bay of Pigs Veterans in Miami To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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Bay of Pigs veterans in Miami who are homebound will be getting COVID-19 vaccines brought to them.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference at the Bay of Pigs Museum and Library Monday morning to announce the expansion of the state's homebound vaccine program to the veterans.

During the news conference, three Bay of Pigs veterans who had been captured and spent time as POWs were given the vaccine.

Last week, DeSantis announced the homebound program had been expanded to focus on Holocaust survivors.

"If you're 65 and vigorous, which many of our 65-year-olds thank God are, getting in the car and going and you can drive across town, some people are even going to different counties cause they want the vaccine so bad, and that's totally fine, but you have some of these folks in their late 80s who may not be as comfortable doing that and we gotta figure out a way to get in," DeSantis said.

DeSantis also said an additional vaccination site was expected to be opening soon in Miami-Dade for underserved neighborhoods.

The governor also said he'll be announcing the expansion of the state's partnership with retail pharmacies to administer the vaccine into Miami-Dade in the coming days.

This week, Florida pharmacies are expected to receive 1 million doses of the coveted COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for more.

This is a developing story and will be updated. Please check back for more updates.

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