Information about who can currently be vaccinated in Florida and how to make an appointment can be a bit confusing at times. We’ve included some fairly simple information hoping to provide clear and updated information to the community.
The following populations of Florida Residents are currently eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine:
- People age 60 years and older
- Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
- K-12 school employees 50 and older
- Sworn law enforcement officers 50 and older
- Firefighters age 50 and older
- Medically vulnerable individuals
Florida residents may pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting http://myvaccine.fl.gov. Currently, vaccine supply is limited and the website makes it possible for residents to save their place in line and be notified when new appointments are available in their area. Those without computer access may call 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users) to pre-register.
Those who need assistance with online registration may call the helpline at 833-540-2023.
The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County (FDOH-Osceola) is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church located at 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744.
Governor Ron DeSantis recently provided updated guidance on vaccination eligibility with the current eligibility age for vaccinations at 60. This eligibility qualification applies to the FDOH-Osceola vaccination site at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church, any FEMA vaccination sites, and other state-supported walk-up and drive-thru sites, pharmacies, and pop-up locations.
In addition, FDOH-Osceola will be providing vaccines to the medically vulnerable. These individuals must provide an FDOH form completed by their physician. A link to the form is here: http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/…/covid…/EO-21-47-Form.pdf
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SCHEDULED VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS, PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING TIPS.
To minimize traffic congestion, lower wait times, and ensure safety while receiving vaccinations, those with appointments should do the following:
- Arrive at your scheduled time. Those arriving early will not be allowed to proceed through the line.
- Please bring your vaccination card when coming for a second dose appointment.
- Stay in your vehicle while at the vaccination site. This is for the safety of yourself and others around you, including our FDOH-Osceola staff.
- Bring identification and proof of part-time or full-time Florida residency. If you’re a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, bring your work ID or other proof of employment.
- If medically vulnerable, bring FDOH form completed by a physician.
- Keep your gas tanks full, as there may be significant wait times for vaccinations.
- Bring snacks with you and stay hydrated.
- Portable toilets are available on site. Church restroom facilities are not available to the public.
Residents that do not meet the criteria listed above may sign up to receive email updates to learn when they may be eligible for the vaccine. For more information on vaccination opportunities in Osceola County, visit https://osceola.org/covid19vaccinations.