CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Florida issued new guidelines Thursday to reduce "vaccine tourism," now permitting only permanent and seasonal residents to get Covid-19 vaccines.
State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees signed a public health advisory prioritizing Florida residents for the vaccines - a step taken to prevent people from outside the state to travel to Florida to get vaccinated.
The advisory requires vaccine providers in Florida to ensure recipients of the first dose of a vaccine are either residents or people who are in the state.
So far, 1.3 million doses of the vaccines have been administered in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
Here is the Thursday report on Covid-19 data, according to the state health department.
Cases: 162,720 (+1,096)
Deaths: 2,004 (+6)
Wednesday’s positivity: 7.14%
Cases: 1,613,884 (+12,873)
Deaths: 24,739 (+161)
Wednesday’s positivity: 8.54%
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