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Rough COVID-19 vaccine rollout not just a Florida problem

Rough COVID-19 vaccine rollout not just a Florida problem

Seniors and first responders wait in line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Fort Myers. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

As many wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine, many are angry that out-of-state visitors and “snowbirds” are getting vaccinated here in Florida, according to Channel 8. They say right now there is NO requirement to be a resident, even though it’s been tough for many to get an appointment. It’s all based on age at this point. One resident that Channel 8 talked to said “We deserve that priority. We are the ones paying the taxes.”

You could also argue that if these residents who may technically live out of state are going to be here, the more we have vaccinated, the less of a chance full-time residents are put at risk. And then there’s just the humanitarian side of it.

What do you think? Should visitors be able to get the vaccine? What about part-time residents? Tweet your thoughts to @987TheShark and I’ll add them below. [Source: Channel 8]


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