First COVID-19 Vaccine Given in Florida After Receiving Batch from Pfizer
By Fox 35 // December 14, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: The first coronavirus vaccine at Tampa General Hospital is given on Monday morning.
(FOX 35) – Florida has received COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and has already given its first dose.
FedEx and UPS filled planes and trucks with Pfizer’s vaccine over the weekend to bring doses to over 600 locations across the U.S. Florida will receive nearly 180,000 doses.
Governor DeSantis confirmed during a news conference on Monday morning at Tampa General Hospital that they have received some of the first doses and will have the full first batch by Tuesday morning.
20,000 of the nearly 180,000 doses reportedly will go to AdventHealth. Another 81,900 doses will go to CVS and Walgreens to give to patients at long-term care facilities. Then, 97,500 doses will go to five separate hospital systems.
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