Fried: DeSantis ‘playing politics’ with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Fried: DeSantis 'playing politics' with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said the state is not distributing vaccines equally to those in need.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Florida’s top Democrat elected official is calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to expand what she calls “real eligibility” for the state’s COVID-19 vaccines.

One quick thing to do: Drop the doctor’s note requirement, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said with State Representative Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee on Monday during a vaccine site at Florida A&M University.

In the meantime, she alluded to the many hurdles people have to go through to get a bullet in the arm. Most COVID-19 vaccines sites across Florida are by appointment only, and the registration process was marred by confusion and a patchwork of county-by-county guidelines.

Although Florida distributes more Now more than ever, Fried says there remains a lack of clarity as she says the state does not have an official vaccination plan.

DeSantis last month defended the rollout of vaccines in the state.

“A few sites require a form, others do not. Some (vaccine sites) vaccinate all teachers, some don’t. Some doctors …

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