Gov. Ron DeSantis Under Fire For Comments On Vaccine Distribution

The governor went off after being asked about criticism over the state setting up an exclusive vaccination site for well-off neighborhoods in Manatee County. Read more: https://cbsloc.al/3baGGuy

Video Transcript

- Now to the coronavirus pandemic. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sparking controversy over the race to vaccinate. At a news conference in West Central Florida this morning, the governor was asked about criticism over the state setting up an exclusive vaccination site for well-off neighborhoods in Manatee County. These are sites not available to people outside certain zip codes. This is what the governor had to say when he was questioned about the decision while visiting Lakewood Ranch this morning.

RON DESANTIS: So anyone that's saying that, let us know. If you want us to send it to Sarasota next time, or Charlotte, or Pascal, or wherever, let us know. We're happy to do it. But I think most people, if we have an opportunity to bring vaccines and do it efficiently, I think that they're going to want it. And so, you know, there's going to be folks that are going to complain about getting more vaccines. You know, I'll tell you what. I mean, I wouldn't be complaining. I'd be thankful that we're able to do it. Because you know what? We didn't need to do this at all. We saw a need, we want to get the numbers up for seniors, and so the logical thing was, let's go to where there's a high concentration of seniors.

- We'll have reactions to what the governor had to say tonight on CBS 4 News at 7:00.