COVID-19 vaccination information for Central Florida

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The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.This information will be updated as more details are released. ORANGE COUNTY The portal to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County has closed. Officials with the Department of Health in Orange County […]

The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.This information will be updated as more details are released. ORANGE COUNTY The portal to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County has closed. Officials with the Department of Health in Orange County said the capacity for vaccination appointments has been reached. Over 30,000 appointments were scheduled in a 24-hour period.The Department of Health in Orange County will provide an update when more appointments become available. Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Orange County officials.MARION COUNTYMarion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health in Marion County is slated to receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for residents ages 65 and older this week and is starting the signup process for people who would like to be vaccinated.To request vaccination by the health department, click here. If you do not have computer access, you can call the Marion County COVID-19 hotline at 352-644-2590 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and staff will submit the form online for you. The Department of Health’s Marion offices will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year holiday. Registration will only be available online on those days.COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on a first come, first served basis. Once eligible residents submit their information on DOH-Marion’s website, they will be placed in line for a call-back by staff to set an appointment. Staff will call to schedule a vaccination appointment as vaccine becomes available. Residents who sign up to receive the vaccination at the health department will receive the Moderna vaccine. SEMINOLE COUNTYOfficials in Seminole County rolled out the online appointment system for residents who’d like to get the COVID-19 vaccine and are eligible to do so. You must be 65 and older or a health care worker. Seminole County officials said an appointment must be made before a vaccine is given.Online registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccine could be viewed at PrepareSeminole.org.All appointments through January 9 are currently filled, according to health officials.Officials said additional appointments will be made available if Seminole County receives more doses of the vaccine.For all information related to COVID-19 vaccines for Seminole County, CLICK HERE.VOLUSIA COUNTYOn Monday, Jan. 4, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County in partnership with the City of Daytona Beach will begin vaccinating people age 65 and older, according to health officials.The first vaccination clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 4-5 at Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.Drive-thru vaccinations will be offered. Vaccine supply is limited and will be offered first come, first served.There will be no cost for COVID-19 vaccinations offered by the Department of Health in Volusia County.Photo IDs will be required to receive a vaccination.Only the Moderna vaccine will be provided at this initial community vaccination event.Prior to receiving a vaccination, individuals will receive the Moderna Fact Sheet on the Emergency Use Authorization and information on what to expect during and after the injection.Individuals also will be required to complete a medical screening form and sign an informed consent form before receiving a vaccination.Individuals are encouraged to contact their primary care provider with questions about whether they should receive the vaccine before presenting to a vaccination site.Each person will receive a second dose reminder card that lists the date and the manufacturer for the first vaccination. The Moderna booster vaccination should be received 28 days after the initial dose. The second dose must be from the same manufacturer as the first vaccine, according to health officials.After receiving a vaccination, recipients will be required to remain on-site for 15-30 minutes for medical monitoring. Future vaccination dates in several locations across the county will be based on vaccine availability.Information also will be posted online at Volusia.org/coronavirus. Florida Department of Health in Volusia to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for seniorsClick here for information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Volusia County officialsOSCEOLA COUNTYDec. 31 Update: COVID-19 testing in Osceola County is moving to Valencia College next week to make room for regular services and vaccinations at the Department of Health. Officials are waiting for more vaccines and are adding more phone lines for smoother vaccine registration.Dec. 30 Update: Registration for a COVID-19 vaccine in Osceola County is temporarily closed as of Dec. 30, 2020. Registration will re-open when additional vaccines become available. Previous InformationPeople who are 65 years and older, as well as health care personnel with direct patient contact, can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Osceola County.Officials with the Florida Department of Health and Osceola County say they will be coordinating to offer community-based and mass vaccination clinics when the vaccine becomes more readily available.Those who wish to register can either call 407-343-2000 and follow telephone prompts, or register by email. Officials warn if you are trying to call to register, there may be long wait times.To register by email, send an email to [email protected] with Vaccine as the subject line. In the body of the email, enter your first name, last name and telephone number. Officials say not to add any other health information into the email. Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Osceola County officials.BREVARD COUNTYAll vaccination appointments in Brevard County are currently filled. The Department of Health in Brevard County said they will make more appointments available as they receive additional batches. .The drive-thru vaccination clinic for those who have appointments will be held at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera. Residents will need to bring their driver’s license or a health care badge, which will be required at the time of the appointment.Vaccinations will be administered Monday through Friday, between 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. for those who are 65 and older, as well as health care workers who provide direct patient care but are not associated with a hospital system.The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County also has a fact sheet, a vaccine screening form and a consent they want residents to have prior to their appointment. For the COVID-19 Vaccine consent form and for the Moderna Facts and Privacy form visit FDOH Brevard’s COVID-19 Testing Information by clicking here. FLAGLER COUNTYThe Florida Department of Health in Flagler County received its first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 28 and is working with Flagler County Emergency Management to finalize distribution. According to Heath Officer Robert Snyder and Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord, doses in this initial shipment have been earmarked specifically for healthcare providers in the community. Healthcare professionals who do not work directly for a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility can receive the vaccination Saturday, Jan. 2 at a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds.These workers include people with direct patient contact who work in doctor’s offices, clinics, dentist offices, home health care, urgent care, hospice and pharmacies. They will need to show government issued photo identification, as well as official identification from their healthcare employer or similar proof of employment to receive the vaccine.Residents over the age of 65, can make appointments to be vaccinated starting in early January. The timing will depend on when the health department receives the next allotment of vaccine. Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Flagler County officials.LAKE COUNTY Starting Friday, January 1, 2021, all Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) COVID-19 Vaccine Sites will be open Mondays thru Saturdays on a first-come, first- served basis. Appointments will not be accepted. All previous scheduled appointments will be honored.As per Executive Order 20-315, during this first phase we will be vaccinating the following populations:Long-term care facility residents and staff;Persons 65 years of age and older; andHealth Care personnel with direct patient contact Vaccination sites schedules are as follows:Monday through SaturdayCooper Memorial Library2525 Oakley Seaver Dr.Clermont, FL 347119 a.m. – 4 p.m. based on availability*On Thursday, Dec. 31, operations at the Cooper Memorial Library will move to the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center located at 3700 South Highway 27.Lake Sumter College9501 US-441,Leesburg, FL 347889 a.m. – 4 p.m. based on availabilityThere is no fee for the vaccine, and appointments are not necessary. As a reminder, vaccinations will begin at 9:00 a.m. based on availability. On a first-come, first-serve basis for residents and non-residents. Please bring identification and, if you are a healthcare worker, a copy of your medical license, ID badge or a current paystub.Click HERE for more information from health officials in Lake County.SUMTER COUNTYThe Sumter County Board of Commissioners released the following statement on COVID-19 vaccination:”The Sumter County Health Department has not yet established a list, line, or registry for an individual to sign up to receive the vaccine as the State of Florida has not defined the schedule and volume of distribution to Sumter County at this time. Please watch the Sumter County Health Department website and press releases for future announcements.”You can visit the Sumter County Health Department website by clicking here.PUTNAM COUNTYThe Florida Department of Health in Putnam County (DOHPutnam), in cooperation with Putnam County stakeholders, has identified a plan to begin providing the COVID-19 vaccine in Putnam County. In accordance with Governor DeSantis’s Executive Order # 20-315, healthcare workers with direct patient contact and those 65 years of age or older will be receiving our initial 800 doses of the vaccine.Plans are underway and vaccinations for first responders will begin on Monday, Jan. 4. Vaccines will start next week for healthcare providers and those 65 years of age or older. In order for DOH-Putnam to determine a community need for the vaccine, they are asking those who are 65 years of age or older who have access to the internet to visit the DOH-Putnam’s website at http://putnam.floridahealth.gov/. Once there, click the COVID-19 Vaccine Request tab and be prepared to answer several questions in order to pre-register for the vaccine. For those who do not have internet access, they can call the Putnam County COVID-19 Call Center at (386) 329-1904 and select option #1 and staff will take their information and enter it into the system. This line will be operational on Monday, Jan. 4 and will be open each weekday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.For those who enter their information into the registration system, they will be contacted with a date and time to receive their vaccine. Remember, with our limited availability, this is a first come, first serve opportunity.After the first dosage is administered, information will be provided as to when and where to obtain the second dose.In an effort to prepare for future vaccinations, any citizen can visit the DOH-Putnam website listed above and begin the registration process. Furthermore, the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center will be using the Putnam Alert.com system (caller ID # will reflect 88911) to send text messages to County residents with information about the vaccination effort and a link for registration, consent/screening and vaccine information forms. If citizens are concerned they may have received a form of spam, they can call (386) 329-1904 (option #1) and speak with a call taker.At this time, no other age groups or occupations are being included in the vaccination effort. However, anyone can visit the website listed above and complete a form. If there are any questions about this process, please contact the DOH-Putnam at (386) 329-1904 (option #1).

The following information is related to COVID-19 vaccination distribution in the Central Florida area.

This information will be updated as more details are released.

ORANGE COUNTY

The portal to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County has closed.

Officials with the Department of Health in Orange County said the capacity for vaccination appointments has been reached. Over 30,000 appointments were scheduled in a 24-hour period.

The Department of Health in Orange County will provide an update when more appointments become available.

Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Orange County officials.

MARION COUNTY

Marion County residents ages 65 and older will soon be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination.

The Department of Health in Marion County is slated to receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for residents ages 65 and older this week and is starting the signup process for people who would like to be vaccinated.

To request vaccination by the health department, click here. If you do not have computer access, you can call the Marion County COVID-19 hotline at 352-644-2590 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and staff will submit the form online for you.

The Department of Health’s Marion offices will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year holiday. Registration will only be available online on those days.

COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on a first come, first served basis. Once eligible residents submit their information on DOH-Marion’s website, they will be placed in line for a call-back by staff to set an appointment. Staff will call to schedule a vaccination appointment as vaccine becomes available.

Residents who sign up to receive the vaccination at the health department will receive the Moderna vaccine.

SEMINOLE COUNTY

Officials in Seminole County rolled out the online appointment system for residents who’d like to get the COVID-19 vaccine and are eligible to do so.

You must be 65 and older or a health care worker. Seminole County officials said an appointment must be made before a vaccine is given.

Online registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccine could be viewed at PrepareSeminole.org.

All appointments through January 9 are currently filled, according to health officials.

Officials said additional appointments will be made available if Seminole County receives more doses of the vaccine.

For all information related to COVID-19 vaccines for Seminole County, CLICK HERE.

VOLUSIA COUNTY

On Monday, Jan. 4, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County in partnership with the City of Daytona Beach will begin vaccinating people age 65 and older, according to health officials.

The first vaccination clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 4-5 at Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Drive-thru vaccinations will be offered. Vaccine supply is limited and will be offered first come, first served.

There will be no cost for COVID-19 vaccinations offered by the Department of Health in Volusia County.

Photo IDs will be required to receive a vaccination.

Only the Moderna vaccine will be provided at this initial community vaccination event.

Prior to receiving a vaccination, individuals will receive the Moderna Fact Sheet on the Emergency Use Authorization and information on what to expect during and after the injection.

Individuals also will be required to complete a medical screening form and sign an informed consent form before receiving a vaccination.

Individuals are encouraged to contact their primary care provider with questions about whether they should receive the vaccine before presenting to a vaccination site.

Each person will receive a second dose reminder card that lists the date and the manufacturer for the first vaccination. The Moderna booster vaccination should be received 28 days after the initial dose. The second dose must be from the same manufacturer as the first vaccine, according to health officials.

After receiving a vaccination, recipients will be required to remain on-site for 15-30 minutes for medical monitoring.

Future vaccination dates in several locations across the county will be based on vaccine availability.

Information also will be posted online at Volusia.org/coronavirus.

Florida Department of Health in Volusia to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for seniors

Click here for information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Volusia County officials

OSCEOLA COUNTY

Dec. 31 Update: COVID-19 testing in Osceola County is moving to Valencia College next week to make room for regular services and vaccinations at the Department of Health. Officials are waiting for more vaccines and are adding more phone lines for smoother vaccine registration.

Dec. 30 Update: Registration for a COVID-19 vaccine in Osceola County is temporarily closed as of Dec. 30, 2020. Registration will re-open when additional vaccines become available.

Previous Information

People who are 65 years and older, as well as health care personnel with direct patient contact, can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Osceola County.

Officials with the Florida Department of Health and Osceola County say they will be coordinating to offer community-based and mass vaccination clinics when the vaccine becomes more readily available.

Those who wish to register can either call 407-343-2000 and follow telephone prompts, or register by email. Officials warn if you are trying to call to register, there may be long wait times.

To register by email, send an email to [email protected] with Vaccine as the subject line.

In the body of the email, enter your first name, last name and telephone number. Officials say not to add any other health information into the email.

Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Osceola County officials.

BREVARD COUNTY

All vaccination appointments in Brevard County are currently filled. The Department of Health in Brevard County said they will make more appointments available as they receive additional batches. .

The drive-thru vaccination clinic for those who have appointments will be held at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera. Residents will need to bring their driver’s license or a health care badge, which will be required at the time of the appointment.

Vaccinations will be administered Monday through Friday, between 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. for those who are 65 and older, as well as health care workers who provide direct patient care but are not associated with a hospital system.

The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County also has a fact sheet, a vaccine screening form and a consent they want residents to have prior to their appointment.

For the COVID-19 Vaccine consent form and for the Moderna Facts and Privacy form visit FDOH Brevard’s COVID-19 Testing Information by clicking here.

FLAGLER COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County received its first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 28 and is working with Flagler County Emergency Management to finalize distribution.

According to Heath Officer Robert Snyder and Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord, doses in this initial shipment have been earmarked specifically for healthcare providers in the community.

Healthcare professionals who do not work directly for a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility can receive the vaccination Saturday, Jan. 2 at a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds.

These workers include people with direct patient contact who work in doctor’s offices, clinics, dentist offices, home health care, urgent care, hospice and pharmacies. They will need to show government issued photo identification, as well as official identification from their healthcare employer or similar proof of employment to receive the vaccine.

Residents over the age of 65, can make appointments to be vaccinated starting in early January. The timing will depend on when the health department receives the next allotment of vaccine.

Click here for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations from Flagler County officials.

LAKE COUNTY

Starting Friday, January 1, 2021, all Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) COVID-19 Vaccine Sites will be open Mondays thru Saturdays on a first-come, first- served basis. Appointments will not be accepted. All previous scheduled appointments will be honored.

As per Executive Order 20-315, during this first phase we will be vaccinating the following populations:

Long-term care facility residents and staff;

Persons 65 years of age and older; and

Health Care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccination sites schedules are as follows:

Monday through Saturday

Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr.
Clermont, FL 34711
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. based on availability

*On Thursday, Dec. 31, operations at the Cooper Memorial Library will move to the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center located at 3700 South Highway 27.

Lake Sumter College
9501 US-441,
Leesburg, FL 34788
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. based on availability

There is no fee for the vaccine, and appointments are not necessary. As a reminder, vaccinations will begin at 9:00 a.m. based on availability. On a first-come, first-serve basis for residents and non-residents. Please bring identification and, if you are a healthcare worker, a copy of your medical license, ID badge or a current paystub.

Click HERE for more information from health officials in Lake County.

SUMTER COUNTY

The Sumter County Board of Commissioners released the following statement on COVID-19 vaccination:

“The Sumter County Health Department has not yet established a list, line, or registry for an individual to sign up to receive the vaccine as the State of Florida has not defined the schedule and volume of distribution to Sumter County at this time.

Please watch the Sumter County Health Department website and press releases for future announcements.”

You can visit the Sumter County Health Department website by clicking here.

PUTNAM COUNTY

The Florida Department of Health in Putnam County (DOHPutnam), in cooperation with Putnam County stakeholders, has identified a plan to begin providing the COVID-19 vaccine in Putnam County. In accordance with Governor DeSantis’s Executive Order # 20-315, healthcare workers with direct patient contact and those 65 years of age or older will be receiving our initial 800 doses of the vaccine.

Plans are underway and vaccinations for first responders will begin on Monday, Jan. 4. Vaccines will start next week for healthcare providers and those 65 years of age or older. In order for DOH-Putnam to determine a community need for the vaccine, they are asking those who are 65 years of age or older who have access to the internet to visit the DOH-Putnam’s website at http://putnam.floridahealth.gov/. Once there, click the COVID-19 Vaccine Request tab and be prepared to answer several questions in order to pre-register for the vaccine. For those who do not have internet access, they can call the Putnam County COVID-19 Call Center at (386) 329-1904 and select option #1 and staff will take their information and enter it into the system. This line will be operational on Monday, Jan. 4 and will be open each weekday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For those who enter their information into the registration system, they will be contacted with a date and time to receive their vaccine. Remember, with our limited availability, this is a first come, first serve opportunity.

After the first dosage is administered, information will be provided as to when and where to obtain the second dose.

In an effort to prepare for future vaccinations, any citizen can visit the DOH-Putnam website listed above and begin the registration process. Furthermore, the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center will be using the Putnam Alert.com system (caller ID # will reflect 88911) to send text messages to County residents with information about the vaccination effort and a link for registration, consent/screening and vaccine information forms. If citizens are concerned they may have received a form of spam, they can call (386) 329-1904 (option #1) and speak with a call taker.

At this time, no other age groups or occupations are being included in the vaccination effort. However, anyone can visit the website listed above and complete a form. If there are any questions about this process, please contact the DOH-Putnam at (386) 329-1904 (option #1).

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