Florida Launches Preregistration Appointment System for COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

Preregistration Appointments

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).

You can find the complete list of numbers by county here. 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 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. ​

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.