Residents of a Florida nursing home begin vaccinating against Covid-19

About 90 out of about 90 vulnerable residents and 80 health care workers received the first dose of the Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine at John Knox Village, the senior living community said.

The 88-year-old Vera Leap has lived there for 16 years. She was among the first seniors in Florida to be vaccinated on Wednesday.

Leap was scheduled to take his dose around 9 a.m., but his vaccination was delayed until the government arrived on Decentes around 1 p.m.

Descentis walked away without taking reporters’ questions.

Across the state, the epidemic has hit seniors hard.

Florida’s Covid-19 cases account for 14% of the population of 65 and older, while they account for about 83% of all deaths from 20,000+ coronaviruses in the state, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

And 39% of deaths in the state’s Covid-19 are linked to long-term care facilities – including residents and health care workers.

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Now, the state is in the grip of a new infection after Thanksgiving.

Since Thanksgiving, there has been a 37% increase in hospital admissions to Covid-19 in Florida, according to the COVID tracking project.

DeSentis announced last week that at least 21,450 vaccine doses will go into long-term care facilities, with more expected in the coming days.

According to the Florida Health Care Association, those initial 21,450 doses went to care facilities in the two counties.

The initial shipment of Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine has been distributed in all the 50 states. And health officials hope another vaccine, one of which is modern, will soon be available in the U.S. Emergency use approval will be obtained from the Food and Drug Administration.
But with limited supplies, it will be several months before most Americans can get the Covid-19 vaccine.