FDOH issues emergency rule permitting EMTs to administer COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE – This undated file photo issued by the University of Oxford, shows of vial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. Britain has authorized use of a second COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country to greenlight an easy-to-handle shot that its developers hope will become the “vaccine for the world.” The United Kingdom government says the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has made an emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and UK-based drugmaker AstraZeneca.
(John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)

TAMPA (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health has announced the passing of an emergency rule allowing emergency medical technicians to admister the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state says this will expand Florida’s ability to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible.

On Tuesday, the state of Florida surpassed 29,000 resident coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic their have been 1,837,285 cases.

You can read more about the emergency rule here.

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