COVID-19 Vaccination Update 5/14/21
To receive text alerts regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.
Important Websites & Phone Numbers
Additional updates on local vaccine distribution will be communicated through http://palmbeach.floridahealth.gov or via Twitter @HealthyFLPBC and local media. Make sure to speak with your primary care physician or healthcare provider to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine before you receive it.
The Florida Health COVID-19 24-hour hotline may be accessed by calling 1-866-779-6121.
Websites regarding COVID-19 vaccinations: http://palmbeach.floridahealth.gov/about-us/important-notices.html or http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/pages/default.aspx
To Schedule Vaccines
Health experts have indicated that in order to reach herd immunity, 70-85% of the population needs to be vaccinated, while only 45% of those over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated in Palm Beach County. A large percentage of our 1.5 million residents in PBC remain unprotected.
There are plenty of vaccines available in our area. To find a convenient location, please use the CDC vaccine locator website that provides vaccine and provider choices based on your zip code. Click here to access the website.
To schedule a vaccine for a homebound Senior Citizen, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is making appointments for COVID-19 vaccines at https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ Individuals can register for vaccine appointments and be notified when the appointment has been scheduled. You may also make an appointment by emailing email@example.com or call 561-625-5180. 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. The number for Palm Beach County residents is 1-866-201-6754. TTY number for hearing impaired: 1-833-476-1532.
Vaccination Card Do's & Don'ts
Do Take a picture of your vaccination card with your phone or make a copy of both sides.
Do Keep the card in a safe place with documents such as your birth certificate, social security card, or tax records.
Don't post a picture of the vaccination card on social media. Identity thieves can grab your personal information such as name and date of birth.
Don't laminate the card. If booster shots are needed in the future, those records cannot be added to a card that has been laminated.