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The new Executive Order 21-62 signed by Governor DeSantis amends the authorized vaccination populations per the section identified -- Section 1. Effective March 15, 2021, Executive Order 20-315, as amended by Executive Orders 21-46 and 21-47, is amended to include the following: During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID- 19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:
• Long-term care facility residents and staff;
• Persons 60 years of age and older;
• Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
• K-I 2 school employees 50 years of age and older;
• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
• Firefighters 50 years of age and older.”
GOv. DeSantis had issued an Executive Order (3/1/21) which expands the populations eligible for vaccination to include K-12 school employees age 50+, sworn law enforcement officers age 50+, and firefighters age 50+. DOH-Broward will be administering these vaccines in collaboration with partners in closed PODS. All other vaccination efforts for seniors 65+ and frontline healthcare workers are continuing. The Governor’s latest Executive Order also clarifies that access to the vaccine for individuals “extremely vulnerable to COVID-19” must be determined by a physician using eligibility criteria defined by the Department of Health. This criteria is still under development. Further details on how this will be implemented in Broward County will be shared as available.
For information in Broward County, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus; or call COVID-19 Hotline at 954-357-9500