DeSantis Lowers Vaccination Age To 50 Starting Monday; Fla. Spring Breakers During COVID

Mar 19, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Florida will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to all people age 50 and older starting Monday.

Meanwhile, Orange County's mayor has moved to open up vaccinations to anyone as young as 40. And,  despite the pandemic, spring breakers are still crowding Florida's beaches.  Our guests discussing the latest developments surrounding the rollout of coronavirus vaccines across Florida and efforts to contain the pandemic were: 

  • District 49 State Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith
  • Kaiser Health News Editor-In-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • Tampa Bay Times Families, Entertainment & Events Editor Sharon Kennedy Wynne
  • NPR Education Reporter Elissa Nadworny

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.