It looks like Indian River County and Brevard County is getting the help they need from the state. Florida announced a preregistration system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available or individuals 65 and older and frontline health care workers.
Yesterday, Sebastian Daily reported that most seniors believe that Indian River County needed more help from the state and the federal government.
However, the same problems remain, with a limited supply of vaccines available. And the state warns that appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties.
Individuals can pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
This 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.
County Phone Numbers
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 Indian River County, the number to call is 866-201-4044 (TTY: 833-476-1514).
- In Brevard County, the number to call is 866-201-5420 (TTY: 833-476-1525).
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 January 21, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory prioritizing vaccine in Florida for Florida residents. Please bring proof of residency to any appointment across the state.