A statewide pre registration system has launched to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline workers.
In a statement released today by the Florida Health Department, individuals can pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
The Florida Health Department says the website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites. On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information. Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.
Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties.
Additionally, as part of the statewide registration system, each county has a designated phone number that individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access. In Monroe County, call 866-201-7069 and the hearing-impaired should call 833-990-2908. Whether a resident calls by phone or visits myvaccine.fl.gov, their place in line will be reserved reliably using Sharecare software.
As outlined in Executive Order 20 – 315, individuals who are eligible for the vaccine in Florida are outlined below. If someone does not meet these eligibility requirements, they will not be able to pre-register.
- Long-term care facility residents and staff;
- Persons 65 years of age and older; and
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
Hospital providers, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
On Jan. 21, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees issued a public health advisory prioritizing vaccines in Florida for Florida residents. Please find the public health advisory here. Please bring proof of residency to any appointment across the state.