ALL PERSONS 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA
The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 12-18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.
All Florida residents 18 years of age or older and persons providing goods and services to Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. Further, any individual who is providing or coordinating vaccines is encouraged to ensure that no COVID-19 vaccine is wasted.
PERSONS AGES 12-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 12 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian.
To see the Surgeon General’s latest public health advisory related to vaccine eligibility, click here.
To see the latest Executive Order related to vaccine eligibility, click here.
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Vaccine Events and Locations
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DOH-St. Lucie to begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to individuals 12 years of age or older
The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County (DOH-St. Lucie) will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 12 years of age or older. The Pfizer vaccine was previously authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration for individuals aged 16 and up.
The Pfizer vaccine has proven to be safe and effective at protecting against the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. Based on evidence from clinical trials, the vaccine has a 95% efficacy rate. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form.
Do I need to be a resident of Florida to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on January 21 prioritizing vaccines for residents of the State of Florida or individuals in Florida for the purpose of providing health care services involving direct contact with patients. To prove residency an adult resident must provide a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license or a copy of a valid Florida identification card.
Seasonal residents may provide a copy of two of the following to show proof of residential address:
- A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
- One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, step-parent or legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
- A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days.
- A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
- Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
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