NEW: Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
As recommended by the CDC and FDA, distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is being paused to allow for review of a small number of cases of blood clots experienced by vaccine recipients. The Health Care District of Palm Beach County and local Health Department use of this vaccine is on hold pending further notice from the CDC and FDA. Strike team pop-up vaccination sites under the direction of the Florida Department of Health, including an event at Wellington Mall today and one in Royal Palm Beach tomorrow, are also temporarily suspended in response to this notice. Distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is unaffected by this action.
Vaccinations continue to be administered in Palm Beach County pursuant to the Governor's Executive Orders. Currently, providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:
- All Florida residents are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration
- Ages 18 and over for the Moderna vaccine
- Ages 16 and over for the Pfizer vaccine
- New Palm Beach County scheduling system is available at http://vaccine.hcdpbc.org/
- The State's vaccine sign up is: https://myvaccine.fl.gov/#/
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers
If you fall into one of the above groups, you can be vaccinated here:
- Health Care District of PBC (by appointment only)
- Florida Department of Health
- Publix Pharmacies
- CVS Pharmacies
- Walmart / Sam's Club Pharmacies
- Winn-Dixie Pharmacies
- Federally-Supported Vaccine Sites
For additional updates about the vaccine and distribution from Governor Ron DeSantis, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.
As we continue to make strides toward combating the virus, individuals are still encouraged to follow current CDC guidelines and safety precautions provided by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).
Vaccines for Homebound Seniors
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) recently announced a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have a COVID-19 vaccine come directly to them.
Email HomeBoundVaccine@em.myflorida.com with your name and phone number to put in your request. Someone from the Florida Division of Emergency Management will contact you within 72 hours to collect more information and schedule your appointment. At this time, FDEM is not accepting phone calls for homebound vaccination appointments.
COVID- 19 Vaccine Resources
Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is constantly changing. Please refer to the links below for information about where and how to schedule appointments, general information about the vaccine and more:
Page updated: April 14, 2021 at 10:47am.