Your COVID vaccine comparison by county: See Florida vaccination rates from richest to poorest

Seniors who lived in Florida’s wealthiest counties were more likely to get vaccines…

Your COVID vaccine comparison by county: See Florida vaccination rates from richest to poorest 1
Your COVID vaccine comparison by county: See Florida vaccination rates from richest to poorest 2

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COVID: Gov. Ron DeSantis says vaccine age in Florida lowered to 40

Starting Monday, March 29, Floridians 40 and older will be eligible to get a COVID vaccine. Staring April 5, the age will be 18.

Tallahassee Democrat

A USA TODAY Network – Florida investigation has revealed that early in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, when the life-saving shots were most scarce, seniors who lived in the state’s wealthiest counties were more likely to get one.

An analysis of Florida Department of Health data through February showed residents age 65 and older in the top third of counties ranked by median income were vaccinated at a rate more than 4 percentage points higher than seniors in the rest of the state. That equates to about 290,000 more vaccine doses delivered to wealthier seniors. 

►Read the full investigation here.

By the way: DeSantis eliminates age restrictions for COVID-19 vaccine. 18+ eligible April 5

Vaccines and following the money

St. Johns County in northeastern Florida is Florida’s wealthiest and ranked first in the state with a 77% senior vaccination rate through February. 

See all counties in the state and how they rank:

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Your COVID vaccine comparison by county: See Florida vaccination rates from richest to poorest 3

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