CORAL SPRINGS, FL – South Florida residents will be among the first in the nation to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and Memorial Regional in Hollywood will be getting vaccine doses as soon as next month, according to media reports.
"We expect to receive a limited supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in mid-December and are prepared with the proper storage to begin immediate distribution," said Lidia Amoretti, spokeswoman for Jackson Memorial in a statement. "We have purchased equipment, such as ultra-cold freezers, to ensure we have capacity to safely store the vaccine."
In other local news, with Covid-19 spreading, some cities, including Coral Springs, are looking at options on whether they can take local measures in preventing the virus from spreading - instead of waiting for the state to take action. Read more here.
Here is our Thursday update on the impact of Covid-19 in Coral Springs, Broward County, and Florida, according to Florida Department of Health:
- 37 new cases as reported Thursday. (4,583 total cases)
- 902 new cases as reported Thursday. (98,377 total cases)
- Positivity rate (a key indicator of infection spread) on Thursday: 6.92%
- 3 new death as reported Thursday. (1,611 total deaths)
- 9,085 new cases as reported Thursday. (914,333 total case)
- 79 new deaths as reported Thursday. (17,810 total deaths)
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