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Drivers line up for their COVID-19 vaccine at the Broward Health site at Inter Miami CF Stadium on Monday in Fort Lauderdale. People age 40 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.SUSAN STOCKER/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL/TNS

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF

Florida residents 40 and up can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. On Monday, April 5, the state will open the age to all adults.

The announcement was made by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday.

“We have made great progress, and I look forward to continuing to work hard to make sure everyone in Florida who wants a shot can get a shot,” he said in a video.

On Monday, ages 18 and up will be eligible to receive a vaccine in Florida. They join health-care workers with direct patient contact, staff of long-term care facilities and the medically vulnerable.

“We are ready to take this step,” DeSantis said.

President Biden has set a date of May 1 to open the vaccine to all adults.

Appointments for all of the state’s 67 counties can be made through the Department of Health’s registration website: myvaccine.fl.gov

Publix, Winn-Dixie, CVS, Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Walmart are also offering the vaccine.

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