Florida Department of Health Provides Week 22 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership
~Pfizer vaccine now available to individuals ages 12-15~
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 twenty-second week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.
As of today, at 7 a.m., 9,481,581 individuals have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida; 3,762,475 million are seniors ages 65 and older.
State-supported vaccination sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine began administering the Pfizer vaccine to individuals ages 12 – 15, in addition to those ages 16 and older. All individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at state-supported vaccination sites to receive a vaccine. Parents or guardians will be asked to fill out a COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent form.
A full list of state-supported vaccination sites, hours of operations and the vaccine offered at each site is available at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine. Appointments are not required at any state-supported vaccination site.
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:
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.
Appointments are no longer required at any state-supported vaccination site. Individuals ages 18 and older are eligible for vaccination, as well as individuals ages 12 and older receiving the Pfizer vaccine with the consent of a parent or guardian. Find a full list of state-supported vaccination sites here.
State of Florida Vaccine Accomplishments To-Date:
Week 22 (Underway)
- State of Florida COVID-19 vaccine outreach teams that help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, assist individuals identify vaccination sites near them and pre-register individuals for vaccine appointments have knocked on more than 1,000,000 doors across the state. The teams have also distributed more than 516,000 informational material to Floridians across the state and have canvassed in more than 2,100 neighborhoods.
- The state is hosting mobile, one-day vaccination clinics in partnership with local community organizations to increase vaccine access to all Floridians. The state hosts up to 25 mobile vaccination events per day. The mobile vaccination event schedule is posted daily at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.
- To date, more than 24,000 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 last day vaccines will be administered at the federally-supported vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville is Tuesday, May 25. The sites will continue to offer the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The sites will close permanently Wednesday, May 26.
- 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 106,000 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 2,000 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.