By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis is expanding the state’s vaccine administration plan to include school employees, police officers and firefighters.

Here is the list of those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida per the expanded Executive Order. 

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  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older;
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older.

In addition to hospital providers, doctors can vaccinate people who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.  Advanced practice registered nurses and pharmacists can also vaccinate people determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

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The order does not say what is considered “extremely vulnerable,” only that it must be determined by a doctor.

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According to its website, the Florida DOH says some high-risk conditions could include chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, people who are immunocompromised and people of any age with severe obesity.

CBSMiami.com Team