Florida opens statewide COVID-19 vaccine registration website
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The state of Florida is now offering another way to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state launched its online pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine at myvaccine.fl.gov.
Not all Florida counties are active on the pre-registration site during the soft launch, however, more counties will be added soon.
The Department of Health Alachua County is one county opting out of the statewide system. The DOH made the announcement on Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, David Peaton with Levy County Emergency Management, who is helping the Health Department in Levy County send out updates on anything COVID-19 related testing and vaccines, says they are currently working to get their system fully connected to the state registration system.
“Levy County will still need to do one more week of the traditional sign ups at the 352-486-5300 number. People can begin pre-registering now, but the next round of appointments will be filled beginning Monday by calling the 352-486-5300 phone number. After that, they will begin using the pre-registered contacts through the new system,” he said. “However, people can go ahead and start using the new system now to go ahead and get in the queue.”
TV20 has also reached out to other counties to see where they stand.
“COVID-19 vaccines continue to arrive in Florida in extremely limited supply,” the site reads. “As we await additional vaccine supply from the Federal Government, we urge currently eligible Florida residents to save their place in line by pre-registering today.”
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Although the MyVaccine site is live not everyone can apply for the vaccine at this time. Only Florida residents that are 65 and older, healthcare personnel, any resident or staff members of long-term care facilities and individuals that are deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 - the site does not clarify who is deemed “vulnerable,” however.
Anyone who is not eligible at this time, the site allows you to sign up for email updates.
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