Brevard to host drive-thru vaccination event for 65+ residents

Event starts Jan. 4 in Viera by appointment only

COVID-19 vaccine expected in Brevard next week
COVID-19 vaccine expected in Brevard next week

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County will begin vaccinating people 65 and older on Jan. 4 at a drive-thru site in Viera but residents must have appointments.

The county has been inoculating frontline health care workers and long-term care facilities and will expand to people over 65 beginning Monday.

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Brevard opened a phoneline Dec. 29 to make appointment but closed the phoneline after a huge demand. Appointments must now be made online, however, appointments previously made by phone will still be honored. Here is the link to register.

Vaccinations will be provided between the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 5, and will continue for morning appointments through Friday and then Monday through Friday through the end of January. Afternoon appointments previously made by phone, will begin Monday Jan. 4, and continue Monday through Friday from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. until further notice.

The vaccine site will be a drive-thru located at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera.

A driver’s license or health care badge is required at the time of the appointment.

People are asked to review the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet. Residents are also asked to bring the COVID-19 vaccine consent form and the facts and privacy form. Both of those can be found here.

After the first shot, residents will have to return 28 days later for the second dose. It must also be the Moderna vaccine.

For vaccination plans from other Central Florida counties, click or tap here.

The vaccine is not expected to be available to the general population, including younger residents or non-frontline workers, until late spring.

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