COVID-19 Vaccines in Florida

Latest Vaccine Updates

4/27

 At this time, COVID-positive patients may be able to receive COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) therapy. Talk with your doctor regarding specific treatments. There are 175 sites in Florida listed on the National Infusion Center’s COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) Locator including both hospital and non-hospital sites.  Click here to find a location near you.

4/21

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.

For updates about the vaccine and distribution from Governor Ron DeSantis, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.

Vaccine pre-registration now available

The state has developed a pre-registration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for priority populations. Complete the pre-registration form to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access. Use Florida’s Preregistration System Toll Free Number list to find your county’s phone number.

Am I eligible for the vaccine?

All Floridians ages 18 and up are now eligible.  Learn more

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Appointments may be required and vaccine availability will vary from as we work to provide vaccines to the most vulnerable first.

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The following COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of COVID-19:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in persons 16 years of age and older.
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use in persons 18 years of age and older.
  • The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine for use in persons 18 years and older. NOTE: As of April 13, 2021, the state of Florida is pausing all Johnson & Johnson (Jansenn) vaccines per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the FDA. Click here to learn more about the CDC and FDA guidance.

All COVID-19 vaccines are free to Floridians. The Florida Department of Health will continue to provide information to the general public as other COVID-19 vaccines become available.

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021 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. To learn more, click here.

State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory on April 29 that directs that vaccines shall be provided for Florida residents or to those persons who is providing goods and services for the benefit of residents and visitors in the state of Florida.

To prove residency an adult resident must provide a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license or a copy of a valid Florida identification card.

Seasonal residents may provide a copy of two of the following the show proof of residential address:

  1. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
  2. One proof of residential address from the season resident’s parent, step-parent or legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
  3. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration.
  4. A utility bill, not more than 2 months old.
  5. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  6. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

Eligible individuals can get the COVID-19 vaccine at these locations:

  • Florida Retail Pharmacies – there are more than 800 retail pharmacies in Florida scheduling vaccine appointments for eligible individuals. Explore these sites using the state’s Vaccine Locator.
  • Hospitals are administering COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers with direct patient contact, including health care workers in their communities, as well as persons 65 years of age and older and hospital providers may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • County Health Departments are administering COVID-19 vaccine to persons 65 years of age and older.
    • County Health Departments may require you to register for an appointment. Please check your County Health Department or county government’s website for more information.  County Health Department contact information can be found at FloridaHealth.gov under “Contact Florida Health, Local Health Offices”.

No, there is no charge anywhere in Florida to obtain a vaccine. No matter where you get the vaccine, whether from a state site, a church or a retail pharmacy like CVS or Publix, there is no charge.

People infected with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms.

Talk with your doctor regarding specific treatments. At this time, COVID-positive patients may be able to receive COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) therapy.  There are 175 sites in Florida listed on the National Infusion Center’s COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (CmAb) Locator, including both hospital and non-hospital sites.  Click here to find a location near you.

Learn about COVID-19 treatment. Review the facts about COVID-19 vaccines.