Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is stressing the importance of getting the Covid-19 vaccine as cases in the state continue to rise.
During a news conference on Monday, DeSantis said the case spike in July was expected as the virus is following a seasonal pattern.
"If you are vaccinated though, the number of people that end up hospitalized is almost zero, it's incredibly, incredibly low, so I think there's some misinformation out there where someone will say 'oh these people were vaccinated, then they tested positive,'" DeSantis said.
The governor said the ultimate goal is to keep people out of the hospital.
"We have three vaccines available to anyone, any adult can get it at pharmacies, health departments, you name it," he said.
DeSantis said although he doesn't support vaccine mandates, it is very important to have the right messaging for people who may be skeptical of receiving the vaccine.