Governor of Florida Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisTrump to Attend RNC Private Donor Retreat DeSantis easily defeats Rubio and Scott in hypothetical presidential primary: Official Florida Poll Tells Offices to Ignore DeSantis Order to Lower Flags in Honor of Limbaugh MORE (R) defended his state’s vaccine distribution plan on Wednesday, after critics argued it did not have enough details or structure, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
The Sunshine State is following a step-by-step approach as it works to vaccinate its population. From the beginning, DeSantis has been committed to prioritizing those 65 and older, but hasn’t provided much detail on who else could be next.
DeSantis argued during a news conference Wednesday that not following a structured plan has worked in the state’s favor, as it is giving them more flexibility to adapt as they move forward.
“If you notice, a lot of those (states) adopted plans, and then they already had to change them,” DeSantis said, according to the Times. “We haven’t done that.”
On Tuesday, DeSantis noted that educators and law enforcement officials over the age of 50 could be next in priority, but did not share any substantial details, which he said will come sometime next week, the Times reports.
State Representative Blaise Ingoglia echoed DeSantis’ sentiments about Florida’s lax vaccination plan, saying, “We are addressing this pandemic in a way that other states are not.”
He continued: “What other states are getting wrong, I think this governor is getting it right.”
Florida has vaccinated 2,792,118 people to date, and 1,492,509 of those people have received both doses, according to the state Department of Health.