Florida approaching 2 million seniors vaccinated

Largo, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted Florida’s homebound senior vaccination program during a visit to the home of Vern and Dottie Cummings in Largo where Vern, a WWII veteran, received his COVID-19 vaccine.

Florida’s homebound senior vaccination program is an effort between the Florida Department of Health and Florida Division of Emergency Management to increase vaccine access for seniors in Florida with limited mobility.

To date, the State of Florida is leading the nation in the vaccination of individuals 65 and older. Official reporting shows Florida approaching 2 million seniors vaccinated, though due to reporting lags, Florida has likely reached the two-millionth vaccinated senior – a milestone the Governor celebrated with Mr. Cummings.

Watch Vern receive his vaccine, captured on Fox & Friends, by clicking the image below or clicking HERE.

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs is working to identify homebound veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Homebound veterans interested in the vaccine can submit their contact information at the following website: https://www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans/

Vern Cummings turns 95 this coming March and enlisted in the Navy following his high school graduation. He is a World War II veteran, serving on the USS Indiana and USS Massachusetts, including the invasion of Iwo Jima and the battle of Okinawa. Governor DeSantis is committed to protecting the vulnerable and ensuring that every senior 65 and older who wants a vaccine, gets one.



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