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Posted on: January 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID19 vaccine info and updates


The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is accepting requests for vaccination per the Governor’s order for people 65 and older. 

If you are 65 and older, and would like to schedule an appointment, please complete the Vaccine Request Form.

This will place you in a virtual waiting room until vaccines become available.


Starting Wednesday, January 20, eligible residents may begin scheduling vaccine appointments through Publix’s online portal. 

Learn more by visiting Publix's COVID-19 Vaccine Information page

Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.

Eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, by appointment only

  • healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
  • residents and staff of longterm care facilities, and
  • adults aged 65 years and older

Find a list of participating Publix Pharmacies


List of Vaccine Sites 

See a full list of Florida Vaccine sites.


Make an appointment by emailing (include your name, phone number, and date of birth)

Additional Information

 Visit the Florida Health Department's website for the latest information:


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.


Make an appointment by emailing (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 some time before everyone can have access to the vaccine. Wellington has pledged its resources and support to the Florida Department of Health in its efforts to vaccinate our community. We will be ready, willing, and able to assist in conformance with the priority distribution requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-315. 

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

Additional Information

 Visit the Florida Health Department's website for the latest information:


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

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 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  and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit

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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