BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard County is gearing up to begin administering COVID-19 vaccinations to people ages 65 and older, as well as health care workers who provide direct patient care.
Health First made the announcement Friday morning and thanked several officials for their assistance.
More help is here in the fight against COVID-19! We are appreciative of @GovRonDeSantis and @FLSERT Director Jared Moskowitz, for their efforts to provide us with nearly 2,000 Pfizer vaccines. We also thank State Representative Randy Fine for his actions to help protect Brevard.— Health First (@Health_First) January 8, 2021
“Health First is honored to be able to continue to protect our community from COVID-19,” Health First Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Jeffrey Stalnaker said. “We are incredibly grateful for the leadership of Representative Randy Fine, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and its Director Jared Moskowitz, and Governor Ron DeSantis for securing this critical supply of vaccines. Health First associates will work diligently to administer this additional supply of vaccines as quickly as possible.”
Here’s what you should know:
Who can get it?
Members of our community (who are 65 and older or are healthcare workers with direct patient contact) can register to receive a vaccine for free by clicking or tapping here. Healthcare workers who sign up to receive a vaccine must bring a photo ID or healthcare badge for proof of identity. Members of our community who are 65 and older should bring proof of identity as well.
Do I need an appointment?
Vaccines will be provided (by appointment only) Friday, Jan. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 10, in the Health First Physical Therapy building. No walk-ins will be allowed.
What about insurance?
During the registration process, community members should choose “other” for insurance information, as this vaccine is being offered at no cost. They should also include COVID-19 vaccine as the reason for their visit and fill in all of the required fields.
What happens after I get vaccinated?
After being vaccinated, all recipients will be required to remain on site for 15 minutes to be monitored for adverse reactions. They will also sign up for their second immunization to follow 21 days later.
Officials said they only have a limited supply and expect the spots to fill up quickly.
To stay up to date with information regarding the vaccine at Health First, click or tap here.
Vaccinations are also being offered through the Brevard County Department of Health. For more information, visit www.brevard.floridahealth.gov.