Statement From Florida Hospital Association President and CEO Mary Mayhew on Governor DeSantis' Plans to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations
"Florida's hospitals share Governor DeSantis' goal of vaccinating as many Floridians as possible as quickly as possible. We appreciate the governor's continued efforts to expand the state's response to support critical vaccination infrastructure to promote the efficient, effective, and urgent administration of vaccines to more vulnerable populations. With the vast majority of vaccines distributed to hospitals arriving in the last 2 weeks and two doses required for every individual, hospitals have been working diligently and aggressively to vaccinate front line healthcare staff as directed by the state. Hospitals are deploying these considerable efforts while also contending with increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations and workforce challenges. As they have throughout the pandemic, hospitals are committed to working with the governor and the administration and to leveraging local partnerships to achieve our shared goal of comprehensive, community-based vaccination as more vaccine becomes available."