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Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed he would be signing an executive order later today that opens up COVID-19 vaccination in Florida for K-12 teachers, law enforcement officers and firefighters age 50 and older.

He also said the state expects about 175,000 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine that could be delivered this week, an allotment would be enough to cover all of the 50-and-older teachers, law enforcement and firefighters in the state.

Florida educators and teachers unions have been clamoring for the state to make teachers a vaccine priority.

Union leaders said providing vaccines to teachers 50 years and older is a first step but all teachers should be able to get the shot, if they are teaching in person.