Senior Citizens Need Better Access to Covid-19 Vaccines in Palm Beach County

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As the Covid-19 vaccine is distributed across Florida, senior citizens in Palm Beach County’s low-income neighborhoods need better access to the vaccine.

Urban League of Palm Beach County President and CEO Patrick Franklin spoke to the media about the lack of internet access and proximity to Publix stores (where vaccines are delivered) for many people in communities.

“[Underserved areas are] in the middle of a food desert, and these food deserts run up and down the coast from Fort Pierce to Miami,” Franklin said in an interview on WPTV in West Palm Beach.

He added: a recent vaccine event at a local church drew more people from outside the neighborhood, leaving many local seniors out of luck.

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