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Posted on: March 22, 2020

City Updates: Latest Information on Vaccine Administration

COVID City Updates NF

Updates: February 3, 2021 at 4:11pm - Vaccine Administration in Palm Beach County

UPDATE: December 31, 2020 (9:30am) -  State of Florida & Palm Beach County Begin COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

DISTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF INITIAL DOSES  

The supply of COVID-19 vaccines is currently very limited. On December 23, 2020, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-315, stating that during this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations: 

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff 
  • Persons 65 years of age and older
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
Florida Health is partnering with pharmacies statewide to distribute and administer the vaccines on site at long term care facilities. Doses of the vaccine are also being provided directly to hospitals to vaccinate their staff, with an emphasis on those health care workers with the greatest risk of exposure to COVID-19.

VACCINATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

  • Following the initial distributions to high-risk frontline health care workers and long-term care facility staff and residents, the state and county will work to provide vaccine to additional priority groups, including first responders.
  • The state is committed to providing the vaccine to each priority group and to the general public as quickly as possible, however, much of these plans are dependent on vaccine supply.
  • Updates on timeline for the general public will be provided as those plans become available.

WHEN/HOW CAN I GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE?


Hospital personnel: The initial shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine have been designated for Hospital personnel with the greatest exposure to COVID-19. Doses have been shipped to hospitals across the state. Non-Hospital Health Care Providers Health Care Personnel with direct patient contact are prioritized for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The process for receiving the vaccine will be announced soon. 

General Public: Priority vaccination operations have started. The Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health are overseeing or monitoring these operations. Palm Beach County Administration and the Division of Emergency Management are monitoring the hospital and nursing home operations and are working closely with Florida Health – Palm Beach County. For more information about vaccines, contact your healthcare provider.

For the most recent county related vaccine information visit: www.pbcgov.com/coronavirus

For text updates about the vaccine and distribution from the state, text ‘flcovid19’ to 888777.

The Florida Health COVID 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.


UPDATE: September 30, 2020 (10:30am) - Palm Beach County Executive Order 20-28 Issued for Phase 3 Reopenings

Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3. 

Executive Order 20-244 does the following: 

  • Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants. 
  • Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. 
  • Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity
  • Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals related to COVID-19. 

Effective September 29, 2020 at 5pm, Palm Beach County leadership issued Executive Order 20-28 (Phase 3 Reopenings) to repeal and replace some of the prior Palm Beach County emergency orders imposing COVID-19 related restrictions on individuals, businesses and establishments, while making clear that certain restrictions are still in effect to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

All prior Palm Beach County emergency orders imposing COVID-19 related restrictions on individuals, businesses and/or establishments are repealed and replaced with Order 2020-28 except the following two orders, which are still in effect:

The requirements of Emergency Order 2020-012 are still in place and all individuals, businesses and establishment must use facials coverings in all businesses and establishments, and social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC shall be followed.

PALM BEACH COUNTY FACIAL COVERINGS 

Palm Beach County’s facial covering mandate remains in place. Although the Governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties enforced upon individuals, it does not preempt local governments from assessing fines or otherwise penalizing businesses that violate emergency orders including mask mandates.  Palm Beach County has in the past, and will continue as long as the facial covering order is in place, to educate and assist with compliance before fines or penalties against businesses are levied.


Visit the Palm Beach County website for more information.

View additional updates from the City of Boca Raton. 

Contact Information

COUNTY

  • Palm Beach County COVID-19 Information and Resources webpage
  • Palm Beach County Information Line (Open Daily 8am - 6pm): 561-712-6400 or email public@pbcgov.org
  • Contact the COVID Education Compliance Team at:

STATE

  • Florida Department of Health Information and Resources webpage
  • For important updates and information on COVID-19 in Florida, text FLCOVID19 to 888-77.
  • COVID-19 Call Center Available 24/7: 1-866-779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
  • Report Price Gouging Call: 1-866-9NO-SCAM

CITY

  • City of Boca Raton COVID-19 updates
  • Citizens Information Center (CIC): 561-982-4900 open Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm for questions.
  • Boca Raton Police Services Non-Emergency Number: 561-368-6201 (Please do not call for general questions. Refer to FAQ page below or CIC. Please only call if you require a police officer for a non-emergency situation). 
  • Additional information can be found on the City’s website www.myboca.usFacebook, Twitter or Nextdoor or the City’s FAQ webpage.

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