Florida will open up Covid-19 vaccination eligibility to all over people over the age of 18 starting on April 5, the governor announced.
The state will phase in lowering the age eligibility for vaccinations, with all people 40 and up being allowed to get vaccinated starting Monday, then expand eligibility to all people over 18 the following week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in the news release.
Currently, Florida is allowing people over 50, people with some medical conditions and those with essential jobs to get the vaccine.
“We have made great progress and I look forward to continuing to work hard to make sure everyone in Florida who wants a shot, can get a shot,” the governor said in a prepared video.
“No mandate, but access for all,” DeSantis said