Governor anticipates vaccine age range could be lowered to 55+ very soon

Governor anticipates vaccine age range could be lowered to 55+ very soon
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WWSB) - During a press conference Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he anticipated that the age requirement for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine could be lowered to 55 as soon as next week.

The governor was in Jacksonville earlier today announcing an influx of vaccines coming to Walgreens stores across the state, including the Suncoast. This Monday, the vaccine age will be lowered to 60.

Because of the increase of vaccine supplies coming in to the state, the governor said he anticipated the age would decrease once more to 55 but did not have an exact time frame.

As always, keep an eye on the Suncoast Vaccine Tracker for the latest information as area pharmacies receive more doses.

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