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6:30 p.m. | Florida limits COVID-19 vaccine to state residents only After weeks of railing against “vaccine tourism,” state officials took action Thursday to limit the scant supply of COVID-19 vaccine to residents only — a move that follows action already taken by some local governments. Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, saying the vaccine is so scarce, issued an executive order requiring people seeking an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine to provide proof of residency, or proof of being a health care provider directly involved with patients. Until now, a person only needed to prove they were 65 or older. | Read more 6:05 p.m. | Last day for Jacksonville’s city-run COVID-19 vaccine sites is Friday The final day for giving first-dose vaccines at the Mandarin Senior Center and Lane Wiley Senior Center on the Westside will be Friday when both sites will be open to all Duval County residents 65 and older. The city just opened those two vaccination sites two weeks ago but won’t be able to continue them past Friday because of the scarce supply of vaccine doses. City officials had said earlier in the week that supplies might run out on Thursday but will be able to stretch into Friday with the supply provided by the state. | Read more 4:25 p.m. | State reports 161 additional deaths, including 16 in Northeast Florida The Florida Department of Health on Thursday reported 161 additional Florida residents dying of COVID-19, including 16 from Northeast Florida. Duval County […]