Broward mayor asks DeSantis to allow COVID-19 vaccine be given to residents 55 and older

Broward Mayor Steve Geller wants people over 55, law enforcement officers and teachers to be allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Hoping to expand the vaccination priority list, Geller has asked Gov. Ron DeSantis for help.

On Friday, Geller wrote to DeSantis asking that in his next executive order pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine, the governor could include language that would expand the vaccine priority list to residents 55 and older, teachers, officers and other first responders that have not yet received the vaccine in Florida.

“People over 55 have an increased risk of bad results from exposure to COVID, all first responders run the risk of contracting COVID while protecting us and vaccinating teachers will help with a full return of children to our schools,” Geller wrote in the letter.

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