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."

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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: 

 

'Coral Springs:

- 37 new cases as reported Thursday. (4,583 total cases)

 

Broward County:

- 902 new cases as reported Thursday. (98,377 total cases)

- Positivity rate (a key indicator of infection spread) on Thursday: 6.92%

- new death as reported Thursday. (1,611 total deaths)

 

Florida:

- 9,085 new cases as reported Thursday. (914,333  total case)

- 79 new deaths as reported Thursday. (17,810 total deaths)

 

Latest Covid-19-Related headlines:

- Rental Assistance Still Available For Coral Springs Residents

- Coral Springs To Discuss Local Options To Fight Covid-19

- Twelve Schools Serving Coral Springs Had Covid-19 Cases Nov. 8-14

- Public Covid-19 Testing Site Closed At Coral Springs Publix

 

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