Beginning April 5, all individuals 18 and older will be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds will also become eligible April, but can only receive the Pfizer vaccine according to FDA guidelines.
The state is continuing to follow all FDA issued Emergency Use Authorizations guidance when administering the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently authorized for individuals under 18.
Anyone under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. The form is available here.
All state-supported vaccination sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine will administer the vaccine to individuals under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a guardian and have the completed COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form.
Friday, the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami will transition to the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, April 6.
The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week. After Monday, April 5, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will no longer be offered at the four federally-supported sites.
The four federally-supported sites will administer up to 3,000 one dose Johnson and Johnson per day, per site.
In order to reduce confusion regarding first and second doses due to ongoing changes at the federally-supported vaccination sites, the four federally-supported sites will begin only offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This will streamline the vaccination process at the sites and eliminate the need for individuals to return for a second dose.
All individuals who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the federally-supported sites are guaranteed to receive their second dose at the federally-supported sites. The four main sites and the satellite sites will continue administering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals who received their first dose at these sites.
Once the satellite sites finish administering all second doses, they will no longer be operational.
Other state-supported vaccination sites continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine. The Division continues to encourage individuals to visit state-supported vaccination site, in addition to the federally-supported vaccination sites.
A full list of state-supported vaccination sites, and the vaccine offered at each site, is available at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.
Each of the four federally-supported vaccine sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami are able to administer 3,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day. To make this change, Governor DeSantis directed the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Department of Health to allocate state vaccine allocations to these federal sites.
Additionally, the four federally-supported sites will remain open for four additional weeks. These sites were previously expected to close on April 28 and will now close on May 26. To keep these sites open, the sites will utilize state vaccine allocations.
The four federally-supported sites are listed below:
- Tampa Greyhound Track755 E. Waters Ave.Tampa, FL 33604
- Valencia College – West Campus1800 S. Kirkman RoadOrlando, FL 32811
- Gateway Mall5200 Norwood Ave.Jacksonville, FL 32208
- Miami Dade Community College – North Campus11380 NW 27thMiami, FL 33167
These large, federally-supported sites are a critical part of the state’s efforts to expand vaccine access as more Floridians become eligible for the vaccine. Each of these sites was opened in order to provide the vaccine in underserved communities, and Florida was the first state in the nation to open large federal sites using a walk-up model and was the first state to use a hub and spoke model to reach more underserved areas. To date, these sites have vaccinated more than 300,000 individuals.
Originally, the federally-supported vaccination sites were designed to remain in their communities for eight weeks, and in order to ensure all individuals who visited the site were able to receive second doses prior to the sites ceasing operations, the federally-supported sites were planning to only offer second dose shots March 24 – April 14. Since March 24, the state has been re-allocating unused federal vaccine to the sites to provide up to 500 additional first shots per day.
Floridians are encouraged to also visit state-supported vaccination sites to receive a vaccine. State-supported sites can vaccinate all eligible individuals under Governor DeSantis’ current Executive Order, including those deemed medically vulnerable. All state-supported vaccination sites and their hours of operations are available at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.
Walmart / Sam's Club Vaccination Information
Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Florida through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb 12. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club websites once appointments are available, making it convenient to get vaccinated while allocation lasts.
Vaccines will be available to those who meet the current phase of vaccine eligibility in Florida which can be found at the Florida Department of Health website. More than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states are receiving federal vaccine allocations this week, with an emphasis on locations that reach customers in underserved communities with limited access to healthcare.
Walmart is partnering with the CDC and states to move as quickly as possible to help administer vaccines to eligible populations in participating states. For a list of stores in each state administering the vaccine under the federal agreement, visit www.corporate.walmart.com/covid-vaccine.
While initial vaccine supply is limited, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists and technicians stand ready to help expand vaccine access across the country.
In consultation with Center for Disease Control (CDC) and states, the population density, customer demographics, infection rates and availability of local healthcare resources among other factors were used to identify many of the participating locations, including pharmacies located in a Medically Underserved Areas, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Winn-Dixie Vaccination Information
Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, partnership with the Florida Department of Health to distribute approximately 8,100 free Moderna COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state of Florida.
As a preferred retail partner in the fight against COVID-19, SEG will begin to administer the free Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Feb. 11, to eligible recipients in select Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más, and Harveys Supermarket locations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
The grocer will initially offer the free vaccines to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and adults ages 65 and older in accordance with Florida health authority guidelines, while supplies last.
Updates, including vaccine availability details, participating store locations, and to conveniently schedule an appointment online, when available.
Publix Vaccination Information
Publix is suspending the administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with guidance from the CDC and FDA. According to the CDC and FDA, as of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
While a rare side effect, individuals who have received this vaccine should contact their health care provider if they develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination.
CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases. Until that process is complete, both are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.
Publix will open its online reservation system every Friday at 7 a.m. for Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations appointments in Florida for the following week beginning with the scheduling opportunity on Friday, April 9.
The online reservation system will no longer open on Mondays to schedule vaccination appointments in Florida.
Although individuals ages 16 and older are eligible in Florida, the Moderna vaccine is only authorized for those 18 years of age and older.
Vaccinations are provided to individuals ages 18 and older by appointment only, while supplies last, through the online reservation system at Publix COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.
Individuals can use the online reservation system to learn if appointments are available at their nearby store.
Moving forward, the online reservation system will open at 7 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesdays and Fridays for Florida appointments as follows, as long as Publix continues to receive vaccine doses and barring unforeseen circumstances.
Appointments may not be available in every county during every scheduling opportunity:
Customers with appointments for their second dose of the Moderna vaccine are not impacted by any changes in scheduling opportunities and should arrive at the COVID-19 vaccine check-in area at their scheduled date and time.
Publix administers the vaccines in all 43 Florida counties with Publix Pharmacy locations. The company continues to communicate with the states in its operating area to provide COVID-19 vaccinations as part of their distribution efforts.
Customers with health insurance will need to bring their insurance card to their scheduled appointment. Medicare members should bring their red, white and blue Medicare Part B card. Customers without health insurance will need to provide their driver’s license or Social Security number.
The most up-to-date information about Publix’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts can be found at Publix COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference at CVS Pharmacy, 1350 Lee Blvd., in Lehigh Acres to announced that CVS Health will administer COVID-19 vaccines at 76 additional CVS Pharmacy locations across Florida.
The additional 76 retail locations announced today are in addition to the 81 stores previously announced by Governor DeSantis in February, bringing the total number of CVS Health vaccination sites to 157. These include CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y más and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations.
The additional 76 participating CVS Pharmacy locations are in the following counties: Alachua, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Columbia, Duval, Escambia, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Marion, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, and Volusia. As more supply becomes available the company will expand to more store locations and in more Florida communities.
Individuals wishing to receive a vaccine at a CVS Health location must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app. People without online access can contact CVS Customer Service: (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.
The FDOH-Lee COVID-19 vaccination site will be relocated to a fully climate-controlled location at the former Sears at the Edison Mall beginning the week of April 12. Existing appointments at the RSW site are not affected by this announcement. Vaccinations will continue to be administered at RSW this week and into next week.
The Florida Department of Health-Lee has adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply for its Lee County site near Southwest Florida International Airport to schedule all preregistered individuals 65 and older in Lee County during this week and next week.
FDOH-Lee is asking for assistance from preregistered seniors while the state’s contracted vendor continues to call those who are pre-registered.
If you are 65 or older, are preregistered and missed a phone call from an unknown number, please e-mail Lee-PIO@Flhealth.gov:
In the email subject line type: “Missed call”
In the body of the email include:
· Date of birth
· Phone number you used to preregister
FDOH-Lee staff is standing by to match your information to the preregistered list for seniors. FDOH-Lee is doing this in tandem with the state vendor’s efforts to continue to place calls. The state asks that preregistered individuals continue to monitor their phones and respond.
Seniors who had previously preregistered but since have received their vaccination elsewhere are asked to remove themselves from the preregistration list by sending an email to Lee-PIO@Flhealth.gov and putting “Cancel reservation” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include name and date of birth.
Homebound seniors can request vaccination by emailing: HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com.
Lee Health’s switchboard has been overwhelmed with people calling to make appointments for vaccination. The health system is asking the community to discontinue calls to Lee Physician Group for vaccination appointments so that people who need to reach the hospitals may do so. The health system will reach out to those who are eligible for vaccination to schedule their shots. Lee Health will keep the community updated as vaccines become available.
Millenium Physician Group has received 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines. Millenium's vaccination plan follows Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding those who are 65 and older. It is important to first protect the most vulnerable patients in this age group with multiple underlying conditions, which place them at most risk for COVID-19 complications.
Millenium has already begun calling those who qualify. Please understand there is no need to call your doctor's office. This will not change your ability to receive the vaccine as Millenium is continually evaluating all patients' health and will continue to keep you updated on future allocations. In the meanwhile, you are encouraged to get vaccinated at any of the locations made available by the state.
Bonita Springs Vaccinations site:
Hope Lutheran Church in conjunction with the Lee County Health Department will be offering COVID vaccines to those who are eligible in the state of Florida.
The vaccine clinic will offer Pfizer vaccine that requires 2 shots on Thursdays April 15 and May 6 from 9 am to 2 pm, with the last appointment slot being 1:30 pm.
Vaccine registration may fill up quickly so please register soon if you are planning to get vaccinated.
The state-run vaccination site at Centennial Park is located at 1185 Centennial Blvd. Some GPS devices may use the former address, 1185 O’Donnell Blvd.
This site, which will operate March 10-12, requires pre-registration. No walk-ups allowed.
Eligible Florida residents who pre-registered with the state vaccination website or call center will be contacted to schedule appointments.
To pre-register, v click here. or call 866-200-9160 (or 833-990-3549 for TTY users).
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier), will provide the Moderna vaccine on Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23, at North Collier Regional Park Exhibit Hall by appointment only. The Moderna vaccine is authorized for persons age 18 years and up. Please visit CollierCountyCOVIDVaccines.Eventbrite.com. Scheduling of appointments will start at 12:00pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Collier Fire Rescue will provide Moderna vaccines Thursday, April 15.
Florida residents 18 or older are eligible and can register here. You will automatically be registered for the second dose. Your appointment time will be the same for both doses.
1st Dose: Thursday, April 15,
6 to 8 p.m.
2nd Dose: Thursday, May 13
6 to 8 p.m.
Vaccines will be administered at the Naples Church, 10910 Immokalee Road, in Naples. The church is located on the south side of Immokalee Road, 2.5 miles east of Collier Blvd./CR 951
NCH will reach out to individuals to offer an appointment. Patients should not call their doctors to inquire about being added to the list because this slows the process of reaching out to those who have been identified.
NCH began working with the Collier County Department of Health (DOH) at the beginning of February to vaccinate persons under the age of 65 who are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as outlined by the Governor’s Executive Order. At that time, Collier DOH supplied NCH with 100 doses along with a list of individuals they determined to be within the group of extremely vulnerable. NCH reached out to those on the DOH's list to offer the vaccine, but not all accepted an appointment. NCH filled the gaps with several of patients that were determined fit this extremely vulnerable group.
NCH will continue to update the community on the vaccine as information becomes available.
The City of Marco Island will be concluding its vaccination clinics by the end of May.
The month of May will be dedicated to providing second doses of the Moderna vaccine. If you are a Marco Island resident over the age of 18 seeking a vaccine and would like a vaccine this month, please register at http://vaccine.cityofmarcoisland.com.
The City has now completed its vaccine clinics for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The city says appointments for the second dose will continue to be filled until May 14th. The city's database will no longer accept new registrations. On their website, the city says the second dose vaccinations will take place at Mackle Park every Friday starting April 23rd until May 14th. The second doses are meant for those who got their first dose at Mackle Park.
For more information on the Coronavirus and vaccine information for Marco Island, click here.
The City of Marco Island is provided vaccines by the Department of Health which is given the Moderna vaccine. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine will not be available. If you are waiting for the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you should not register through the City’s vaccine database.
For questions about receiving a vaccine on Marco Island, please call City Hall at 239-389-5000 or contact Merit Customer Care at 239-970-4022.
City of Naples will open vaccine reservations at 10:00 am EST until the first 500 calls.
To make a reservation, please call: (239) 260-3087.
Vaccinations will be given from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fire Station One on 835 8th Ave S., Naples, FL 34102.
The City will provide a phone call to message service that will accommodate 100 concurrent callers at a time. The 101 callers will receive a busy signal and should try to call back. Calls must be made within the period that the reservation system is active.
Due to the limited number of vaccines the City will receive, only the first 500 callers will be placed in a “registered” group who will then be contacted by a City employee to verify eligibility and set up an appointment. Please be patient.
Once the caller is in the messaging system, the callers will be asked only to leave their name as it appears on their government-issued identification and a call back number! No additional message or information should be left. This will reduce the time callers are in the queue, allowing more callers to connect before receiving the busy signal.
They ask you to leave only your name and call back number.
A City of Naples staff member will call each person back in the order that their call was received. Please be aware that City staff will never ask for personal information (other than the date of birth for eligibility and the consent form), financial insurance information, or social security numbers on the phone. Any information required to administer the vaccine will occur at the vaccination site.
Callers who are not able to get through will have another opportunity to register. Please continue to check the City’s website for future times and dates when the reservation system will be active.
Naples Police will confirm your appointment, and registration paperwork will be provided to you. If you arrive too early for your appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the checkpoint site.
Once your appointment time arrives, please bring the completed paperwork into the Fire Station apparatus bay to the registration table. Face Masks are required. If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided. Your paperwork will be checked, and you will receive your vaccination card.
Once all paperwork is confirmed, and you have signed the consent form, you will move to the next available vaccination table to receive the vaccine.
After the vaccine is administered, you will be required to go to the observation area for 15 minutes. Please advise onsite Firefighters of any issues you may be experiencing from the vaccine.
After you have been in the observation area for 15 minutes and have shown no signs of a reaction, you will be allowed to leave the site. Please follow the directions given by Naples Police.
Remember you are receiving the Moderna vaccine and will need to return to this vaccination site 28 days later for your 2nd vaccination.
Governor DeSantis announced that residents, ages 40 and older, will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting this Monday, March 29. Beginning April 5, all adults will be eligible. To preregister in DeSoto County for an appointment at the Turner Center, visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov or call 866-201-7013.
For additional information, visit the County's COVID-19 information and resources page, https://desotobocc.com/covid-19-information-and-resources.
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
The Hendry County Health Departments in LaBelle and Clewiston will be providing Moderna first-dose vaccinations by walk-in and appointment in the evenings next week.
Wednesday, April 14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendry County Health Department - LaBelle, 1140 Pratt Blvd.
Thursday, April 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hendry County Health Department - Clewiston, 1100 S. Olympia
- DO NOT BRING PETS
- Local health department paperwork will be required and provided on-site.
- Notification for the second dose will be provided before you exit.
- All Florida residents 18 years and older, with proper ID, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
- Every vaccine recipient must be a resident of Florida or a frontline healthcare worker providing services in Florida.
Florida Residency Requirements:
- Valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card
OR Two of the following items:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement. (Copies of deeds can be found on the County Property Appraiser website)
- A utility bill or utility connection/work order that is not more than two months old.
- Mail from a bank or other financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, that is not more than two months old.
- Mail from a government agency that is not more than two months old. (Mail from a government agency can include tax bills showing a Florida address. Tax bills can be found on the County Property Appraiser website).
Walk-ins for COVID Vaccinations are available Sunday, March 21st from 8:30 am until 1 pm at the Glades County Regional Training Center, 1030 Industrial Dr, Moore Haven, FL 33471 for healthcare workers, for anyone 60 yrs and older, as well as any law enforcement, firefighters and school workers 50 yrs and older, or individuals medically vulnerable 18 yrs and older who have the Official Department of Health Form signed by a doctor. Bring identification and proof of FL residency with you.
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