COVID-19 Update #59 - Vaccine Wait List Information
COVID Vaccine UpdateSanta Rosa County staff has been working in partnership with the Santa Rosa County Department of Health in the COVID vaccine administration. Since Monday, county staff, including employees from other constitutional offices, have received more 10,000 phone calls for the COVID vaccine. With 30,000 persons over 65 in Santa Rosa County, call volume has been extremely heavy and appointments have been filled for the month of January. Staff has proactively made appointments contingent upon receipt of additional vaccines through the end of January.A waitlist is now available for citizens 65 and over to complete (or have a caregiver complete for them) and be assured that they will get an appointment as soon more vaccines are received from the state and healthcare providers are able to schedule more clinics. An email address and a cell phone number is necessary to receive automatic notifications of appointments via the waitlist. If a citizen does not have a cell phone number or an email address, a neighbor, friend or caregiver's contact information would be needed to receive notifications. COVID Vaccine Information
The COVID vaccine is available for anyone age 65 years and older, or healthcare workers who provide direct patient care and who are not associated with a hospital system.
State Vaccine Administration Information:
- Individuals under age 65 will not be vaccinated.
- Each individual wishing to receive a vaccination is required to register for an appointment. Individuals without an appointment will not be vaccinated.
- Healthcare workers not associated with a hospital system must bring a valid form of identification as indicated above as well as a healthcare badge to prove eligibility.
- If you have questions about whether or not you should receive the vaccine, contact your health care provider.
- Each individual must bring a valid form of identification showing date of birth (driver's license, state-issued ID or passport).
- These are not drive-through sites. All individuals must be monitored for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination.
- Santa Rosa County is receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which is administered in two doses. You must receive your second vaccination 28 days after your appointment. The Florida Shot System will notify individuals when it is time for them to register for their second vaccination.
- Testing is still being offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mon., Wed., and Fri. at Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton and on Tues. and Thurs. at Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane in Gulf Breeze. Pre-registration is no longer required.
- More information on the COVID-19 vaccine is available at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Per Executive Order 20-315
, during this first phase of COVID-19 vaccine administration, providers shall only vaccinate the following:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff;
- Persons 65 years of age and older; and
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Hospitals may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable.
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