Florida Department of Health Provides Week 15 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

3/26/2021

Florida Department of Health Provides Week 15 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

~COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to All Individuals Ages 40 and Older~

Today, the Florida Department of Health issued an update on the progress of the state's vaccination efforts, as well as its weekly COVID-19 update. The State of Florida is in its fifteenth week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.

Governor DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida. Beginning Monday, March 29, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine, and those 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. 

Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov. Once pre-registered, they’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for their county, listed here.

To find a list of state-supported and federally-supported vaccination sites, visit FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.

Governor DeSantis’ administration is taking the necessary steps to ensure the vaccine gets administered as quickly as possible. This week, new actions to continue Florida’s proactive approach to vaccinations includes the following:

Vaccinations:

To provide Floridians with the latest information about vaccinations in the state, the Florida Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccine report that is updated daily. This report includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine by county, race, sex and age. Find the COVID-19 vaccine report here.

As of today, at 7 a.m., 5,475,209 individuals have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida; 3,280,897 million are seniors ages 65 and older. 

State of Florida Vaccine Accomplishments To-Date:

Week 15 (Underway)

  • Governor DeSantis expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all individuals 40 years of age and older beginning Monday, March 29. The state is committed to providing a vaccine for every individual who wants one as Florida continues to receive allocations. More information is available here.
  • To date, more than 5,200 vaccines have been administered through the statewide homebound vaccination program. The state continues to encourage homebound individuals to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home by filling out the survey available here, emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or by calling 866-779-6121.
  • Governor DeSantis announced an additional COVID-19 vaccination site in Escambia County located at Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Pensacola. The site was open March 23 - 25 and was able to administer 2,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Governor DeSantis’ announcement is available here.
  • The state continues to canvass Florida’s communities with COVID-19 vaccine outreach teams that help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, help individuals identify vaccination sites near them and pre-register individuals for vaccine appointments. To date, state outreach teams have knocked on more than 100,000 doors across the state.
  • The state has begun hosting mobile, one-day vaccination clinics in partnership with local community organizations to increase vaccine access to all Floridians. This weekend, the state is hosting 17 mobile vaccination sites for all eligible individuals under the Governor’s current Executive Order. Appointments are not necessary. Each site will administer 250 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
    • Saturday, March 27
      • Bridge the Gap
        561 West 25th, Jacksonville, FL 32206
        12 – 7 p.m.
      • Feeding Northeast Florida at Terry Parker High School
        7301 Parker School Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
        7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      • Feeding Tampa Bay at Hillsborough Community College
        4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614
        7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Feeding Tampa Bay at Trinity Café
        2202 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612
        6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Salvation Army
        416 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
        11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Latin Community Health Advisors
        2550 Technology Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
        8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Feeding South Florida at Town of Miami Lakes
        14800 Ludlam Rd., Miami Lakes, FL 33014
        7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Feeding South Florida at City of Miami Beach
        2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140
        7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Iglesia Communidad de Fe
        8414 Wilsky Blvd., Tampa, FL 33615
        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 28
      • Southside Church of God in Christ
        2179 Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL 32207
        8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Bruce Park
        6549 Arlington Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32211
        8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Keeney Chapel United Methodist Church
        7736 Destin Dr., Tampa, FL 33619
        8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Andrews Catholic Church
        801 N. Hastings St., Orlando, FL 32808
        9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Food Bank – Human Crisis Center
        5514 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32810
        8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church
        17601 NW 2nd, Miami, FL 33169
        12 – 7 p.m.
      • Salvation Army – Miami
        1907 NW 38th, Miami, FL 33142
        7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Iglesia Communidad de Fe
        8414 Wilsky Blvd., Tampa, FL 33615
        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami are administering 500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine per day March 24 – April 7. Individuals returning for their second dose will be prioritized and all satellite sites will return to original locations over the next three weeks so all individuals who received their first dose at these sites can receive their second doses. More information is available here.
  • At the Governor’s direction, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health continue to identify places of worship and other locations in underserved communities where the COVID-19 vaccine may be administered. To date, more than 76,000 vaccines have been administered in partnership with places of worship. Find this week’s places of worship vaccine events here.
  • Under Governor DeSantis' leadership, more than 1,140 vaccination sites have been opened statewide in partnership with local communities and hospitals. The Florida Department of Health continues to identify active vaccine sites. All vaccine sites in Florida are posted on the Florida Department of Health's website here

Last week’s accomplishments are available here.

About the Florida Department of Health

The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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Updated: Friday, March 26, 2021
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