CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When will the Covid-19 vaccination reach the general population in Coral Springs?

That’s not clear yet, but here’s what is known after a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday gave the green light to the Pfizer vaccine.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state plans to vaccinate seniors in nursing homes by the end of December, according to media reports. At around the same time, vaccines will also go to healthcare workers in five urban areas by the end of next week, including those in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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“Then, we think, based on the numbers, at the end of December we can start getting it out into the broader senior population,” DeSantis said during a panel discussion with three other governors and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, according to WESH 2 News in Orlando. “And then (in) January, really focus on vaccinating as many elderly people as we can.”

In other news, 15 schools serving Coral Springs had 25 new cases of Covid-19 among students, teachers, and other people during the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, according to the Florida Department of Health.

That included five teachers. Read our story.

Here is the Thursday report on Covid-19 cases, showing today’s numbers compared to yesterday’s data from the health department:

Coral Springs

Cases: 5,935 (+66)

 

Broward County

Cases: 117,525 (+1,097)

Deaths: 1,721 (+1)

Wednesday’s positivity: 7.35%

 

Florida

Cases: 1,083,362 (+11,335)

Deaths: 19,591 (+129)

Wednesday’s positivity rate: 8.04%

 

Our latest Covid-19-Related headlines:

Fifteen Schools Serving Coral Springs Had Covid-19 Cases Reported Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

Coral Springs Apologizes For Traffic Delays At Drive-Thru Holiday Event

Coral Springs: Yell, Write Letters, Make Calls To Demand Better Covid-19 Policy

Coral Springs Student Among Those Against New “Cameras On” Policy During Virtual Learning

 

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