FLORIDA — State officials said they want to get coronavirus vaccines to all care facilities throughout Florida by the end of the month. But with just a little more than a week of January left, many facilities still haven’t received shots.
The Florida Assisted Living Association says administrators at care facilities they represent are frustrated the state has prioritized other facilities and people in the general population over them.
“While the effort appears to be on a positive trajectory, frustration and confusion remains over the initial rollout of vaccinations in ALFs, and why these communities appear to have been prioritized behind nursing homes and many in the general 65 and older population,” said FALA.
Data from the Agency for Health Care Administration shows while most nursing homes have had access to the vaccine, more than half of assisted living facilities in the state have not.