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ICYMI: The American Rescue Plan Bolsters Vaccine Access in Florida

Thanks to nearly $200 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, Florida is ramping up vaccine access across Florida and especially in underserved communities. Despite the fact that low income areas and communities of color have been disproportionately burdened by this pandemic, they have not been prioritized for vaccine access, as Governor DeSantis instead chose to focus on getting vaccines to the wealthy and well connected. 

“Thanks to President Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress we are finally able to ensure that the Floridians who have faced the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic are getting equitable access to life-saving vaccines,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz. “Governor Ron DeSantis ignored our more vulnerable communities in favor of his wealthy friends, but now because of the American Rescue Plan more Floridians have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, sooner.”

Tampa Bay Times: Florida gets nearly $200 million to bolster vaccination effort

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