Mar 25, 2021 - News
Wealthy Florida seniors got more COVID vaccines when supply was scarce
People in cars wait to receive vaccines at a drive-thru vaccination site at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Florida Department of Health data through February showed residents aged 65+ in the top third of counties ranked by median income were vaccinated at a rate more than 4% higher than seniors in the rest of the state, according to an analysis by Dan DeLuca at the Fort Myers News-Press.

  • By the numbers: That equates to about 290,000 more doses delivered to wealthier seniors.

The big picture: Senior vaccination rates across Florida counties are tied more closely to wealth than in any other state for which similar data is available.

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