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Florida Ambulance Association Members to Provide State’s First COVID-19 Vaccines This Week

December 16, 2020 9:40 AM | Meghan Winesett (Administrator)

December 16, 2020

Contact: Meghan Winesett
Florida Ambulance Association

The Florida Ambulance Association (FAA) has partnered with the Florida Department of Health to administer the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the state of Florida. As part of Phase 1(A) of the state’s vaccination plan, paramedics from FAA member companies will administer vaccines to long term care centers throughout the state beginning Wednesday.

Florida’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers have played a pivotal role in the front-line response to the Public Health Emergency and our members are honored to be part of this next phase of response to further protect our communities.

“Our nation’s ambulance services are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to emergencies ranging from heart attack to hurricane to pandemic. From the beginning, Florida’s EMS providers have been deeply involved in COVID-19 testing and Coronavirus patient navigation. Given our highly trained and fully mobile healthcare workforce, it was natural next step for Paramedics to take the lead in vaccinating some of our state’s most vulnerable populations. We look forward to our expanded role treating patients in place,” said Florida Ambulance Association President Terence Ramotar.

If you have any questions related to this press release, please contact Meghan Winesett at 703-203-9885 or mwinesett@ambulance.org


About the Florida Ambulance Association

The Florida Ambulance Association (FAA) is the voice of ambulance providers in Tallahassee.  Composed of more than 30 mobile healthcare providers across our state, we collaborate to drive policy that supports excellence in patient care and effective disaster response.

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