Florida to open COVID-19 vaccination to anyone age 18 and up

Mar 25, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday March 25, 2021 9:43am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has today announced a significant update to Florida's COVID-19 vaccination timeline.

Beginning March 29 2021, anyone aged 40 and up will be eligible, and from April 5th the vaccine will be available to anyone aged 18 and up. President Joe Biden had recently stated that all states must make vaccines available to all adults by May 1 2021.

The current age limit for the vaccine is 50, although Orange County recently vaccinated a limited number of 40+ at the Orange County Convention Center.

This is a significant development for Walt Disney World, with many Cast Members currently not able to be vaccinated, despite being on the front lines and interacting with guests from across the country.

There has been some discussion that Walt Disney World may open its own site on property to efficiently handle vaccination for its Cast Members. Now that the state has moved forward on the eligibility, we may soon see Disney begin the process.

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BrianLo5 hours ago

I hadn't really been following treatment protocols. I was a bit surprised to learn when I actually went into it recently, how middling the recommendations are for Remdesivir. Particularly since the US was really promoting it for a period. Canadian physicians are no longer using it in any protocol apart from research studies. Turns out it's just another wonder drug, that wasn't.

Angel Ariel5 hours ago

Part of my question is, we qualified to get the vax in the high risk group because our daughter - who is too young to be vaxxed yet - is high risk. So do we then qualify for boosters, given she is still not able to be vaxxed?

EpcoTim6 hours ago

Variables need to be considered also. Liver disease, kidney disease? Family history of something? None of this is linear. That is ‘diving down the rabbit hole’ but still something not to be ignored.

Heppenheimer7 hours ago

To quote Paracelsus, "The dose makes the poison." Even water and oxygen are toxic in sufficient amounts. Without diving too far down a rabbit hole, most medications do no harm, for the majority of people, at doses within the therapeutic index. Most will be toxic at too high of a dose, but usually there isn't a linear relationship between dose and toxicity until a certain threshold is passed. For example, the liver is more than able to handle acetaminophen's potentially toxic intermediate until this system is overwhelmed, usually in doses of greater than 4000 mg in less than 24 hours. Not enough time to go into all the different mechanisms by which a drug can cause side effects, but I'll say this for vaccines. Even if an ingredient were able to cause toxicity in overdose, very few people receive more than a standard, safe dose of vaccine components throughout their life. Most of the more serious side effects of vaccines are due to either an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients (usually not life-threatening, especially if promptly treated) or an autoimmune reaction by the lymphocyte stem cells selected by the vaccine. The latter, thankfully, is exceptionally rare.

Heppenheimer7 hours ago

The monoclonal antibody infusion has some very specific inclusion criteria. If you're not over 65, you need a qualifying diagnosis.

Club347 hours ago

The trade offs written in the paragraph before what you quoted and my subsequent posts.

disneygeek908 hours ago

There’s worse things in life than dealing with a little annoyance wearing a mask indoors at a theme park, but maybe that’s just me.

Chi848 hours ago

People are different. Not everyone feels the way you do about masks. As long as they follow the rules, they’re entitled to feel however they want, including being annoyed by masks. It doesn’t mean they’re “scared” by them. There’s only so much you can control when it comes to people other than yourself.

GoofGoof8 hours ago

Maybe I’m not understanding the issue, but the existing US vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and JnJ) still work vs the delta variant. They have a lower efficacy level than vs the original strand of covid but the level is still very high. So the boosters were not suggested as a reaction to delta. My understanding is that Pfizer was requesting authorization for a booster dose due to the vaccines protection waning over time. That would have occurred with or without delta. The 3rd shot jump starts your immune system and helps extend the life of the protection from the vaccine. If a variant emerges that is truly vaccine resistant and it is deemed necessary to rebuild the vaccines that can be done (and designed very quickly), but it will take some time to test and ramp up manufacturing. So far none of the variants that has emerged warranted that reaction although the manufacturers have looked into it for each variant.

disneygeek908 hours ago

Normalizing to me is not seeing wearing masks in Disney any different than anywhere else in public, or making it a big deal. It’s reality. It’s now. Masks don’t have to be a scary and bad thing unless you make it out to be.

lazyboy97o8 hours ago

You tell us. They’re your words.

Club348 hours ago

That is all I was saying. Merely piggy-backing your point as it were. And it again, it may in fact be the right move.

Club348 hours ago

What other things?

SteveAZee8 hours ago

Exactly. Just saying that's a reason to not just go off adding additional vaccine doses until more information is available. Can't know everything, so it's risk/reward.