Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on March 8, 2021, that expands the priority list of Florida residents who may receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Those groups are identified as:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff
- Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
- Floridians 60 years of age and older
- K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
- Firefighters 50 years of age and older
- Patients determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19
On February 26, 2021, Governor DeSantis issued an executive order expanding who can get the vaccine. Floridians deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by a physician can receive the vaccine from hospital providers, registered nurses and pharmacists.
Orange County | By Appointment Only
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is providing COVID-19 vaccines to those 65 and older at the Orange County Convention Center. You do not have to be an Orange County resident to get the vaccine. Appointments for the vaccine are required.
Registration instructions can guide you through the process of making an appointment online for your vaccine. Orange County has answers to vaccine questions here.
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is currently administering vaccines, but is no longer taking appointments. Call (352) 268-9299 for more information on the sites and times where the vaccine is being administered.
The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County is making information available as it receives shipments of the vaccine. For information, go to the county’s website.
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County is asking residents to check its website to find out when vaccines are available.
Seminole County is updating information about vaccines here. To opt-in for alerts about future vaccine availability, text COVID19INFO to 888-777. The county also has posted a list of populations it is prioritizing for COVID-19 vaccines.
You can check for potential cancellations here.
The approval of additional vaccines for emergency use as well as increased production capacity will determine future vaccination schedules. The CDC’s goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination once sufficient quantities are available.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is making information available as it receives shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine. For information, go to the county’s website.