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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Distribution Plan for Allocation of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the State of Florida’s initial distribution plan for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. 

Florida is preparing to receive 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week, pending Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

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Doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed to 173 hospital locations that did not receive doses in the first allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. These hospital locations span 43 counties. Find the full list HERE

Locations in Alachua County include North Florida Regional Medical Center, UF Health Rehab Hospital, and UF Health Shands Hospital.

The state is able to distribute this vaccine to a large number of hospitals as the Moderna vaccine does not require ultra-cold storage. Governor DeSantis has issued regular video updates on vaccine distribution in Florida, which can be found HERE

Floridians are also encouraged to opt-in to receive updates about the COVID-19 vaccine via text. Floridians can receive these text updates by texting FLCOVID19 to 888777.