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Sex ed bill with ‘opt out’ approved in house

After a significant change, the House Education & Employment Committee on Thursday approved a bill that addresses sex education in schools and teed it up for consideration by the full House. Under the bill, which was approved in an 18-2 vote, school districts would be required to post notification on the home pages of their websites about the rights of students’ parents to opt out of sex education instruction.

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By the numbers: COVID-19 vaccinations by age

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that all Floridians ages 40 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday. DeSantis focused initially on vaccinating seniors and health-care workers but has gradually loosened eligibility requirements. Here is a breakdown of the ages of people who had been vaccinated as of a Wednesday count:

--- Ages 16 to 24: 99,482 people

--- Ages 25 to 34: 241,935 people

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