New Executive Order Issued By Gov. Ron DeSantis
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — Teachers 50 and older in Florida are now permitted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They join all K-12 employees 50 and older, sworn law enforcement officers 50 and older, and firefighters 50 and older. All health care personnel with patient contact — whether paid or unpaid — are also eligible.
Here is the official advisory just released (1:40 p.m. Monday) from Gov. DeSantis’ office. We are also publishing the executive order as a PDF, below.
Executive Order 21-47 expands COVID-19 vaccination in Florida 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 65 years of age and older;
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
- K-12 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.
In addition to hospital providers, physicians licensed under chapters 458 and 459, Florida Statutes, may also vaccinate persons whom they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Advanced practice registered nurses under chapter 464, Florida Statutes, and pharmacists licensed under chapter 465, Florida Statutes, may vaccinate persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Such physician determinations shall include a statement that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria established by a form prescribed by the Florida Department of Health.
Read the complete executive order below. If you are reading in a news app and the PDF does not appear, just click here for full access.
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