Florida Department of Health Provides Week 17 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

4/9/2021

Florida Department of Health Provides Week 17 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

~Federally-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Surpass 500,000 Vaccines Administered~

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 seventeenth week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami have surpassed 500,000 vaccines administered date. The state remains dedicated to administering a vaccine to every individual who wants one.

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., 6,942,405 individuals have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida; 3,467,162 million are seniors ages 65 and older. 

State of Florida Vaccine Accomplishments To-Date:

Week 17 (Underway)

  • The four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami have surpassed half a million vaccines administered to date. More information is available here.
  • On April 2, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-81, prohibiting the implementation of COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’ or other standardized documentation for use by government entities and businesses in Florida. This requirement does not restrict businesses from implementing COVID-19 screening protocols to protect public health. Executive Order 21-81 is available here.
  • To date, more than 12,000 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.
  • 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 300,000 doors across the state.
  • The state is hosting mobile, one-day vaccination clinics in partnership with local community organizations to increase vaccine access to all Floridians. To date, the state’s fleet of 14 mobile vaccination buses has vaccinated more than 49,000 individuals. This includes more than 10,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine administered through partnerships with 31 local food bank locations. This weekend, the state continues to host mobile vaccination sites. Each site will administer 400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Appointments are not necessary. This weekend’s events are below:
  • Saturday, April 10 –
    • Charles Webb Wesconnett Library
      6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL 32210
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Community Health Outreach
      5126 Timuquana Road, Jacksonville, FL 32210
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Rivers of Life Christian Ministries
      301 Lakewood Drive, Brandon, FL 33510
      10 a.m. – 7p.m.
    • Centennial Park
      1800 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Encore District
      1000 E Harrison St, Tampa, FL 33602
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Orlando Housing Authority – Reeves Terrace
      150 McJordan Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Latin Community Health Advisor
      2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Parkview Christian Life Center
      3500 Baker Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Wayne Barton Study Center
      269 NE 14th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feeding South Florida – The Local Church
      1775 S Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33325
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Collier Area Transit Transfer Station
      3299 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34112
      9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Centro Campesino
      35801 SW 186th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33034
      9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feeding South Florida – Miami Gardens
      21001 NW 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
      9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Feeding South Florida – Town of Miami Lakes
      14800 Ludlum Road, Miami Lakes FL, 33158
      9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 11 –
    • Main Library
      303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Brown Eastside Branch Library
      1390 Harrison Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Curtis Hixon Park
      600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Hyde Park
      702 S Albany Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
      1207 N Jefferson Street, Tampa, FL 33602
      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Center Hill
      74 S Virginia Avenue, Center Hill, FL 33514
      11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Latin Community Health Advisor
      2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Washington Shores Church of Christ
      2818 Orange Center Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Duda Farms
      2000 Duda Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430
      8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Broward College – South Campus
      7200 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Mision Peniel
      208 Boston Avenue, Immokalee, FL 34142
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Centro Campesino
      35801 SW 186th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33034
      10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Salvation Army
      1907 NW 38th Street, Miami, FL 33142
      9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Greater Love Full Gospel Baptist Church
      18200 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
      10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 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 90,000 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 1,600 vaccination sites have been opened statewide in partnership with local communities, pharmacies 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, April 9, 2021
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