After nearly a year of waiting, the Covid-19 vaccine is out and ready for distribution. The challenge — finding a place to get it. Instead of spending hours searching the internet, we’re here to help you with our all-in-one guide on where to get the Covid vaccine in Palm Beach County. The vaccine is expected to be free for recipients.
Who can get the Covid-19 Vaccine
During this first round of vaccinations, the following groups of people can get the vaccine administrated:
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
- Persons 65 years of age and older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers.
How to Get the Vaccine
Right now, appointments can only be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone number and date of birth. Remember that the demand is extremely high and appointments are limited. You will be contacted when more appointments and vaccines become available.
In order to prepare yourself, this COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form will need to be filled out. You can get those forms on the Palm Beach County Health Department website.
The vaccine is also being administered at some senior communities in Palm Beach County, by appointment only.
Which vaccines are being given?
So far, two vaccines have been approved for use in the United States, and both are being given in South Florida. Residents receive two doses of the same type of vaccine.
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works.
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart. Click on the link to learn more about how this vaccine works.
When can younger people get vaccinated?
There is no specific timetable for the vaccine to be given to younger people, including essential workers. As more doses of vaccine become available, and other vaccines are approved, more people will be eligible for shots, and the vaccine will be available at more locations, including pharmacies and doctors’ offices.
We will keep this posted updated the best we can. You can also follow Florida Health on Twitter.
For more information on COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including the location of COVID test sites, click here.