music producer Emilio Estefan The vaccine was vaccinated this Wednesday in Miami, as part of the tens of 65-plus people who began to be immunized against coronovirus this week in Florida, the highest proportion of retirees in the United States.
Since Monday, tens of Floridians are filling the phone lines of health centers that are starting vaccinations Over 65 years, Which represent about 20% of the population (more than 4 million).
For a few hours, they stand in lines waiting for their turn, even at night, to show television pictures.
Hospital Jackson Health SystemThe oldest in Miami, announced that he expects to vaccinate 10,000 of the over 65 patients, moreover facing the highest risk if they contract the virus.
This large-scale vaccination program began with 67-year-old Estephan, and Miami Dolphin veteran Nat Moore’s 69-s immunization.
“I think there’s a lot of misinformation”Estefan said at a press conference at Jackson Health in defense of the vaccine.
“People need to know that we can’t afford to,” said the Cuban-American producer, an icon of “magic city”.
At Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami, Brownard Health Hospital announced that hours were no longer available until February.
Meanwhile, in the center of the state, Orange County – where Orlando is located – announced in a statement on Tuesday that in 24 hours from Monday, about 30,000 people had made appointments. With this, he said, the city reached the next notice to the extent of its vaccination capacity.
Governor Ron DeSantis called for patience at a conference in a retirement neighborhood on Wednesday.
“The supply of the Kovid vaccine is limited,” he said. “We don’t have enough vaccines available for more than 4 million people over 65. We’ll get there.”
But, after almost a year’s imprisonment, especially for the elderly and the most vulnerable, the wait is long.
“I can’t wait to see my grandson. I can’t wait to embrace them. It’s been a long time, “Candice Seltzer, a retiree who was just vaccinated, told CNN.
According to the Department of Health, more than 175,000 people have been vaccinated in Florida.
Since the vaccine was distributed PfizerOn December 14, and a week after the modern, the vaccine was first vaccinated by health workers and residents of nursing homes.
Last week, DeSantis extended immunization rights for patients over 65 and with severe conditions.
This Wednesday, Florida reached a total number of 1.3 million cases of coronovirus and 21,546 deaths.