Effort to Make Ag Workers a Top Vaccine Priority

Dan Citrus, Florida, Labor and Immigration


The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) on Dec. 2 urged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to include agricultural workers among the state’s top priorities for the COVID-19 vaccine allocation. The request was similar to one various national-level food industry organizations made to President Donald Trump in November.

“We understand the state has begun preparations for the rollout of the initial vaccine and strongly support priority allocation to healthcare workers and long-term care facilities,” FFVA Chairman Aaron Troyer wrote to DeSantis. “Respectfully, prioritizing vaccinations for Florida’s agricultural workforce (after the aforementioned groups) is vital for a safe and abundant food supply.”

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Learn more about the Effort to Make Ag Workers a Top Vaccine Priority on the Citrus Industry website.