The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Florida. Where can you get it in Palm Beach County?
The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County announced Tuesday, 12/28, that residents 65 years or older and healthcare workers providing direct care to patients are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The state health department’s Broward County website stopped accepting appointments Monday. And its Palm Beach County office shut down COVID phone lines Monday after its system was overwhelmed.
While the Palm Beach County office transitions to a web-based system, the department asked 65 or older people to email email@example.com with their name, phone number, and date of birth to set up a vaccine appointment. Please check back to this website often as more sites and appointments will be added over the coming days and weeks.
The following are vaccination appointment numbers and a website where appointments can be made. Please keep in mind that you’ll need to be persistent in calling as phone lines are busy and are shut down once the supply runs out.
TIP: Continue to call as appointments will come available as soon as new shipments of the vaccine are received.
To make an appointment in Palm Beach County, call 561-625-5180.
Cleveland Clinic locations in Broward, Palm Beach, and Indian River counties, call 954 –659–5124 or 954–659–5950 (number available Monday 1/11/21).
Holy Cross 954-764-6646
For more information about pre-screening and register and make an appointment once available, call Broward Health’s Nurse Connect line at 954-759-7500. https://browardcovidvaccine.com/
Memorial Healthcare may call the health system’s Centralized Scheduling by dialing 954-276-4340 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call center is closed on weekends. Be advised that callers may experience longer than normal wait times.
Additional information can be obtained from the state by texting “FLCOVID19” to 888777. The Florida Health COVID Call Center can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Delray Beach and Boca Raton Fire Rescue will have 200 vaccines available by appointment only for people 65 and older. The link will open at 10:00 AM today, Thursday, January 14. We have provided the link below:
Tips for COVID-19 Vaccines:
1-keep calling and checking the site frequently as appointments can become available at any time.
2-Be prepared when calling as they may ask for date of birth etc.
3-Confirm that you receive electronic confirmation before going to the appointment(especially if you made the appointment online).
4-Be prepared for long waits even if you have an appointment.
5-Bring water, a snack, and dress according to the weather as you will be outside. Bring a folding chair for your comfort.
We will be providing up to date COVID-19 vaccine news on this page as well as where you can go and when to receive a vaccine in Palm Beach County. Stay tuned…
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