Florida sets aside COVID-19 vaccines for Holocaust survivors, homebound seniors

Gov. DeSantis speaks with Holocaust survivor Judy Rodan.
Gov. DeSantis speaks with Holocaust survivor Judy Rodan.(Gov. DeSantis)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST
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ADVENTURA, Fla. (WWSB) - Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that Florida will be launching a program to bring COVID-19 vaccines to homebound seniors with doses set aside for Holocaust victims.

1,500 doses a week will be set aside for homebound seniors and those with limited transportation who are unable to get to a vaccination distribution center.

The first 750 doses of this will go to Holocaust survivors. Judy Rodan, an 83 year old Holocaust survivor, received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with the Governor by her side.

Rodan survived Auschwitz. The governor said the state will work with Jewish organizations to identify Holocaust survivors who qualify.

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