Vaccine Information

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 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 and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form

Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov. Once pre-registered, they’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in their area. Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for their county, listed here.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.

St. Lucie County encourages residents wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to register with Alert St. Lucie (www.stlucieco.gov/alert) to be notified when vaccines are available. The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County has received a limited number vaccines, which have already been allocated to the priority groups outlined in Gov. DeSantis’ Executive Order (#20-315). Public Safety and Health Department officials are working to acquire more vaccines and distribute them through primary care and medical providers, including hospitals and pharmacies, as well as hosting mass vaccine events. Once more shipments arrive, there will be more clinics and distribution sites. The fastest way to get notified of the clinics is to sign up for our alerts at www.stlucieco.gov/alert.

If you are already registered with Alert St. Lucie – please feel free to log in and check the box to receive COVID-19 updates. Additional information will be posted at www.recoverstlucie.org and
www.stlucieco.gov/covid-19 and http://stlucie.floridahealth.gov. The number for the Department of Health in St. Lucie County is 772-446-8480.

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Vaccine Events and Locations

 

State of Florida Opens Long-term COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Fort Pierce

The City of Fort Pierce in partnership with the State of Florida announces the opening of a long-term COVID-19 vaccination site at the Fort Pierce Recreation Center, located at 903 S. 21st Street. Today from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the site begins offering Pfizer vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment or registration is required.

Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the site will be opened 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. IEM and AshBritt, disaster management firms, will oversee the daily operations. The site will have the capacity to administer approximately 200 Pfizer vaccines per day. More information on the Pfizer vaccine is available on the City’s website: COVID-19 Information Center | Fort Pierce, FL – Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com)

The City of Fort Pierce encourages all residents and visitors to check all eligibility requirements before arriving at the vaccination site. If all requirements are not met, individuals can expect to be turned away.

Eligibility:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis prioritized Seniors First by executive order to ensure the most vulnerable citizens have access to the vaccine first. The state will expand its eligibility requirements as more vaccines arrive.

Per Executive Order 21-67 (Amending Executive Order 20-315 – Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors) which states effective Monday, March 22, 2021.

  • Persons 50 years of age and older.
  • Persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician
    • COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability form attached
  • Health care workers with direct patient contact.
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older.
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older

 

State of Florida Offers Homebound Vaccine Program 


The State of Florida has launched a homebound vaccine program.  Anyone, who is homebound and would like the COVID-19 vaccine, can email – HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or call 866-779-6121 to schedule an appointment.  

 

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:

  1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days.

 

  1. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.

 

  1. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.

 

  1. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

 

State of Florida Opens Long-term COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Fort Pierce

The City of Fort Pierce in partnership with the State of Florida announces the opening of a long-term COVID-19 vaccination site at the Fort Pierce Recreation Center, located at 903 S. 21st Street. Today from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the site begins offering Pfizer vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment or registration is required.

 

Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the site will be opened 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days a week. IEM and AshBritt, disaster management firms, will oversee the daily operations. The site will have the capacity to administer approximately 200 Pfizer vaccines per day. More information on the Pfizer vaccine is available on the City’s website: COVID-19 Information Center | Fort Pierce, FL – Official Website (cityoffortpierce.com)

 

The City of Fort Pierce encourages all residents and visitors to check all eligibility requirements before arriving at the vaccination site. If all requirements are not met, individuals can expect to be turned away.

 

Eligibility:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis prioritized Seniors First by executive order to ensure the most vulnerable citizens have access to the vaccine first. The state will expand its eligibility requirements as more vaccines arrive.

 

Per Executive Order 21-67 (Amending Executive Order 20-315 – Vaccine Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors) which states effective Monday, March 22, 2021.

 

  • Persons 50 years of age and older.
  • Persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician
    • COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability form attached
  • Health care workers with direct patient contact.
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older.
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older

 

 

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:

  1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
  1. 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.
  1. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days.
  1. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  1. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  1. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

 

Retail Locations 

Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Sam’s Club: http://www.samsclub.com/covid

Publix: https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida.

CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only. Appointments cannot be made by calling the stores. Please know that these appointments will go fast.

The State Surgeon General this week issued a public health advisory regarding the COVID-19 vaccine stating that in order to receive a shot in Florida, you must have a Florida Driver’s License, State ID or two other forms of documentation.

If you received an email confirmation for an appointment in St. Lucie County through the Department of Health and are unable to attend or received the vaccine through another provider, please go into Eventbrite and cancel that appointment. The amount of vaccines at these events is exact to the number of appointments, so when people do not show up for their appointment it’s a missed opportunity to help the community.

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is providing additional staff to assist the local Florida Department of Health office with answering telephone calls and processing registration. St. Lucie County is also one of roughly 14 counties around the state that has purchased three ultra-cold freezer capabilities to handle additional vaccines doses.

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