FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION DELAY
February 17, 2021
Pensacola, Fla. – Due to inclement weather, this week’s COVID-19 vaccine shipment has been delayed impacting this week’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in Escambia County. The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) expects to receive its allocation of 2,500 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine next week. We are coordinating with community partners on distribution efforts.
FDOH-Escambia and partner organizations are in the process of rescheduling vaccine appointments for the week of February 22, 2021. Please do not contact providers directly for these appointments.
Upon the arrival of this week’s vaccine shipment and in partnership with Ascension Sacred Heart, Baptist Health Care, Community Health Northwest Florida, West Florida Hospital and Woodlands Medical Specialists, FDOH-Escambia will distribute vaccine in Escambia County. FDOH-Escambia’s allocation will be distributed accordingly:
- Ascension Sacred Heart: 400 doses
- Baptist Health Care: 400 doses
- Community Health Northwest Florida: 800 doses
- FDOH-Escambia: 500 doses
- West Florida Hospital: 200 doses
- Woodlands Medical Specialists: 200 doses
Planning for next week’s allocation will continue as soon as we are notified, and will be distributed in addition to any delayed vaccine originally planned for distribution this week.
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