Winter storms delay shipment of Covid-19 vaccines to Florida

EFE.- The strong winter storms that lash much of U.S are affecting the shipment of vaccines against Covid-19 to the state of Florida, which has forced some points of vaccination to suspend the scheduling of new appointments.

The copious snows, rains, frosts and low temperatures that fall over much of the country have caused a delay in the shipment of dose of vaccines to various states of the country, among others Florida.

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The food store chain Publix Supermarket announced today that the weather situation “prevents the government delivery of the vaccines against Covid-19“, So they are forced to cancel new appointment schedules scheduled for Wednesday in the state.

However, this will not affect your appointments scheduled in advance for these days. “If you have an appointment to receive the vaccine in Publix on Wednesday, it is still fine, “the company said in a statement.

In Florida, which this Tuesday reported 6,297 new cases and 225 deaths due to the Covid-19, the vaccination against the virus started in mid-December.

For now they can only receive the vaccine front-line health workers, residents of senior centers and their caregivers, as well as people aged 65 and over.

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Since March 1, the state, third in the country in number of cases, accumulates one million 837 thousand 285 confirmed infections and a total of 29 thousand 659 deaths from the disease, including non-residents who have died in Florida.

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In hospitals there are now 4,647 people admitted with Covid-19, according to the Florida Health Administration Agency daily report (AHCA).

In terms of confirmed infections, the county of Miami-Dade, the most populated of Florida, with about 2.7 million inhabitants, today recorded 1,336 new cases and 22 deaths, with a cumulative 395,828 infected people and 5,207 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Broward, the second most affected county by pandemic, confirmed today 753 new cases and 9 deaths, for a total of 186 thousand 63 cases and 2 thousand 275 deaths.

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