Florida’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Rife With Snags And Inequities

January 27, 2021 ☼ pandemic

Source: NPR - Link

The haphazard vaccination system, which varies county by county, is tilted toward those who can monitor social media and book appointments online before the slots run out. It’s a system that so far has favored the wealthy. An analysis by the Miami Herald found the zip code in the county with the highest vaccination rate was Fisher Island, a wealthy enclave where half of the residents have gotten shots. The lowest was Opa-locka, where more than 40% of residents live in poverty.

This is probably more typical of Florida where the senior population has a significant number of well-to-do migrants from other states and policy tends to cater to them.