Doctors ‘thrilled’ to order COVID vaccines for young kids after DeSantis changes course
A mother looks on as her 10- year-old son receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a Walgreens in Miami on Nov. 6, 2021. - MATIAS J. OCNER/Miami Herald/TNS

MIAMI — Pediatricians across Florida have begun ordering COVID-19 vaccines for their patients under 5 after Gov. Ron DeSantis changed course Friday and allowed doctors and hospitals in the state to get them from a federal program. On Thursday, Florida doctors and hospitals could not preorder the vaccine for their infant and toddler patients because the state health department refused to order the vaccines from the federal government, the only state in the country that took this stance, the Herald reported Wednesday. The state’s top health official disagrees with the Food and Drug Administratio...