COVID Update #67
Vaccines available for age 40+ beginning Mon., Mar. 29
Updates are highlighted.Per Governor Ron DeSantis, beginning Mon., Mar. 29, all Floridians age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Mon., Apr. 5, all Floridians age 18 and older will be eligible.
All previously eligible populations may still receive the vaccine including persons determined to be extremely vulnerable who have a statement from their physician that they meet the defined eligibility criteria and a signed and completed COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability form from the Florida Department of Health.
The Santa Rosa County Department of Health will be administering Moderna COVID vaccinations at the county's vaccination station, 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton (former Bealls) as follows:
- Mon. and Tues., Mar. 29-30
Walk-ins from 9 a.m. to noon, appointments only from 1 to 3 p.m.
- Wed., Thur. and Fri., Mar. 31-Apr. 2
Appointments only 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Eligible Florida residents may register by calling ShareCare, toll-free at 866-201-7110 or myvaccine.fl.gov
. The TTY number for the deaf and hard of hearing is 833-476-1035. Appointments are available as early as same day.
- Callers will be asked a series of questions to determine their eligibility.
- An operator will call to set up the first shot appointment. Disable call screening apps or devices to ensure appointment calls are not blocked.
- Residents who are registered through the state ShareCare system may review their appointment at vaccine.sharecare.com/appt-lookup.
- To speak with a live person with questions about appointments or the vaccine, call 833-540-2044.
- After the appointment is scheduled, residents will receive an email with a unique QR code with their registration information and consent form to print and bring to the appointment. Do not share QR codes and do not mail consent forms. Residents who do not have a printer, smartphone or email address will still be able to receive vaccinations.
- Residents who have not received a second appointment by day 28, should call 866-201-7110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, date of birth and the location of the first shot.
- Second shots require a second consent form.
- Do not arrive early for appointments.
- Persons with transportation issues should contact the Tri-County Community Council, 850-626-6806.
- The CDC allows up to 42 days between doses. The second dose can be administered as early as 24 days after the first, or as long as six weeks later.
- All individuals desiring to be vaccinated must meet the state residency criteria, as outlined by Florida Statute 381.986(5)(b).
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