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Posted on: January 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID19 vaccine info and updates

UPDATE 2 - POSTED JANUARY 13, 2021

Dr. Alina Alonso, with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, shared the latest COVID-19 Vaccine Update during Wellington's Council Meeting on January 12, 2021. 

What You Need To Know

  • Vaccine distribution will take effect in a phased approach. 
  • PHASE 1: Vaccines are available (appointment required) through the Florida Department of Health for long-term care facility staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and healthcare personnel with direct patient contact.

Appointments  

Make an appointment by emailing chd50feedback@flhealth.gov (include your name, phone number, and date of birth)

Addressing Your Frustrations

Many residents have expressed concern and frustration about lengthy wait times and the inability to access appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Health Department is coordinating vaccination appointments and locations through the state. They are working closely with the governor's office on this effort. As Doctor Alonso explains, with 100,000 seniors in Palm Beach County on a waiting list for the vaccine and only 4,000 additional doses received this week, it could be months before everyone can have access to the vaccine. 

Vaccine Sites

We continue to work closely with Palm Beach County and Health Department officials to monitor vaccine sites across the county. We will share updates with you as new information becomes available. Right now, the best way for you to get on the waiting list (if you are eligible based on the requirements mentioned above) is to email chd50feedback@flhealth.gov

Additional Information

 Visit the Florida Health Department's website for the latest information: https://bit.ly/38DpvBR


UPDATE 1 - POSTED JANUARY 4, 2021

The Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health are overseeing and monitoring three priority vaccination operations. 

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County's COVID-19 Vaccine local appointment hotline is currently CLOSED, as they work to transition to a new website-based appointment system.

Who Qualifies for the First Phase of Vaccines? 

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Palm Beach County Residents 65 and older 
  • Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact 

How to Request a Vaccination Appointment 

All appointments must be requested via email to chd50feedback@flhealth.gov

Include Contact Information

Please remember to include your name, phone number, and date of birth. 

When Can I Expect a Call Back for an Appointment? 

All emails are being received and will be contacted in order with further instructions as appointment slots and options become available. Vaccination appointments are based on dosage availability.

No Appointment, No Vaccine

No vaccines will be given without an appointment. Please do not show up at any Florida Department of Health locations for a vaccine, or to request an appointment. This should be done by email only at this time.

Updates & Information 

Specific details about the COVID-19 Vaccine are subject to change as Palm Beach County continues to work with the Health Department to safely and effectively, make the vaccine available to County residents. 

 Florida Department of Health 

Additional updates on local vaccine distribution will be communicated through the Health Department's website at palmbeach.floridahealth.gov and through their twitter account @HealthyFLPBC.  

For any additional questions about the vaccine at this time, the State COVID-19 Call Center can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov  and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.

Palm Beach County 

Get answers to COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently asked questions and check Palm Beach County's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage regularly for the latest updates. 

Talk to Your Doctor

Make sure you speak with your primary care provider to answer any questions you have about the vaccine before you receive it.

Receive Texts from Governor DeSantis

For Updates about the vaccine and distribution from Governor Ron DeSantis, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.

 


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