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Latest Vaccine Updates

The state of Florida is committed to providing timely and important updates regarding the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. Please find the latest information below.

  • 5/12 The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click here.
  • 4/26 FDA and CDC lift recommended pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine use following thorough safety review.  Click here to learn more.
  • 4/13 The state of Florida is pausing all Johnson & Johnson (Jansenn) vaccines per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the time being. Click here to learn more about the CDC and FDA guidance.
  • 4/5  Beginning Monday, April 5, all Florida residents 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, `.
  • 3/26 Beginning March 29, all persons 40 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in Florida. To see Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order click here. In addition, effective Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up.
  •  3/22  Beginning March 22, all individuals over the age of 50 are eligible to receive the vaccine in Florida. See eligible groups here.
  • 3/15  All individuals over the age of 60 are eligible to receive the vaccine in Florida. Beginning March 15, eligible groups include:
    • Persons 60 years of age and older
    • Persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician (form required)
    • Health care workers with direct patient contact
    • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
    • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
    • Firefighters 50 years of age and older
  • 3/1 Governor DeSantis has expanded the groups eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Beginning March 3, eligible residents include:
          • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
          • Persons 65 years of age and older;
          • Persons under 65 deemed medically vulnerable by a physician (form required) and may only be administered by physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed pharmacist.
          • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
          • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
          • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
          • Firefighters 50 years of age and older
  • 2/23 – Governor Ron DeSantis announced that CVS Health will now offer COVID-19 vaccinations at 81 select CVS Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy y más, and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations in 13 counties across Florida.  Participating locations are in the following counties: Broward (2), Collier (1), Escambia (1), Flagler (1), Hendry (1), Gadsden (1), Hillsborough (1), Manatee (1), Miami-Dade (67), Palm Beach (1), Polk (2), St. Lucie (1), and Volusia (1)
  • 2/19 – Governor DeSantis announced a partnership with FEMA to provide four new mass vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami. The sites will open on March 3 and provide 2,000 vaccines daily at each. The sites also will be paired with two mobile sites that can provide 500 vaccines daily.
  • 2/10 Beginning Friday, February 12, Floridians will have access to additional COVID-19 vaccines at 755 pharmacy locations across 52 counties. Register through retail pharmacy websites at Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Winn Dixie.  Learn more
  • 1/29 The state announced a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. To pre-register click here. Please find the complete list of phone numbers by county here.
  • 01/21 – Public Health Advisory – Prioritization of Floridians for COVID-19 Vaccinations Given in Florida
  • 01/09 – Notice of Emergency Rule – 64DER20-43: Vaccine Reporting Requirements can be found here.
  • 01/08 – The current list of hospitals in Florida that have received the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.
  • 01/07 – Health care professions whose governing practice act or federal guidance authorizes the administration of vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, can be found here.
  • 12/30- Florida has received 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, following Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doses of the Moderna vaccine have been distributed to 227 hospital locations that did not receive doses in the first allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Find the full list here.
  • 12/16 – Florida is preparing to receive 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week, pending Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed to 173 hospital locations that did not receive doses in the first allocation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. These hospital locations span 43 counties. Find the full list here.
  • 12/14 – The CDC has launched a smartphone based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more about V-safe here.