FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY ENCOURAGES COVID-19 VACCINE PREREGISTRATION Expanded Vaccine Eligibility
March 30, 2021
Pensacola, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is taking part in COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Escambia County, Florida and encourages eligible residents to preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine. We are following the guidance from the Governor’s Executive Order and the DOH State Health Office’s vaccination plan.
The Governor’s Executive Order 21-79, effective March 29, 2021, states that COVID-19 vaccinations are designated for Florida residents in the following populations:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff;
- Persons 40 years of age and older;
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact; and
- Medically vulnerable as determined by a physician with a completed form.
Beginning April 5, 2021, all Floridians will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Statewide Preregistration System for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
FDOH-Escambia is using the statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Escambia County residents should use the statewide preregistration system to sign up. Residents can call the toll-free line at, 866-201-1025 or preregister online at myvaccine.fl.gov. The TTY number for the deaf and hard of hearing is 833-476-1461. Registrants will be notified when appointments are available in their area. The State has established a help line at 833-959-0217 for those who need to make changes to their original preregistration.
This preregistration system will proactively contact vaccine-eligible individuals to schedule appointments when they are available at health department or emergency management vaccine sites. Appointments are opened based upon the vaccine supply received each week from the State of Florida. It is important to know that the scheduling process will not involve collecting any payment or other financial information. Do not give any bank account, credit card, or any other type of payment to anyone, and report the caller to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 866-9NO-SCAM or visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.
For More Information on COVID-19
The COVID-19 vaccine is a monumental step toward getting this disease under control in Florida, but the department is still encouraging residents and visitors to take all precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus. These include frequent hand washing, wearing face masks, maintaining six feet of social distancing, and staying home if you are feeling sick.
About the Florida Department of Health
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