COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Latest Vaccine Updates

10/7/22

State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo has announced new guidance regarding mRNA vaccines. The Florida Department of Health conducted an analysis through a self-controlled case series, which is a technique originally developed to evaluate vaccine safety. This analysis found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination.

8/31/22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated the emergency use authorizations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccine for administration of a single booster at least two months after a primary or booster dose is given to help protect against the COVID-19 omicron variant. Adults aged 18 and up are eligible to receive the Moderna booster, while anyone 12 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

6/17/22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children down to six months of age. Enrolled providers are able to order COVID-19 vaccines for this age group through Florida SHOTS. Learn more.

4/5/22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to discontinue the administration of sotrovimab. Bebtelovimab is Florida’s only available monoclonal antibody treatment.

3/8/22

Based on currently available data, healthy children aged 5-17 may not benefit from receiving the currently available COVID-19 vaccine. The Department recommends that children with underlying conditions are the best candidates for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

1/24/22

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab-etesevimab and Regeneron’s REGEN-COV monoclonal antibody treatments, discontinuing their use by any U.S. state or jurisdiction. The full Florida Department of Health press release can be found here.

1/5/22

The CDC recommends that moderately or severely immunocompromised children 5-11 years old receive an additional primary dose of vaccine 28 days after their second shot. At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized and recommended for this use.

1/5/22

The CDC recommends that people can now receive a booster shot five months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. The booster interval for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (two months) or the Moderna vaccine (six months), is unchanged.

Find Out if You’re Eligible for a Booster or Additional Dose

Booster shots and additional doses increase your immune response.

Review eligibility and find a vaccine center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Partner Organizations

The Florida Department of Health has designed a

communications toolkit to help your organization build vaccine confidence among the communities you serve.

Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Some Florida residents are unable to travel to a COVID-19 vaccination site due to health or mobility reasons, but COVID-19 vaccines are still available for them. If you are homebound and would like to be scheduled for an in-home visit to receive a COVID-19 vaccine,  contact the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program at

HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or 833-930-3672.

Am I eligible for

the vaccine?

All Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Learn more.

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Appointments may be required, and specific vaccine types and brands may not be available at all sites.

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FAQs

No. COVID-19 vaccines are free in Florida. 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.

The State of Florida continues to support and ensure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supply are widely available, including booster doses and additional doses. Individuals can talk to their health care provider about whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose or an additional dose is appropriate for them. The CDC determines eligibility for an additional doses and booster doses.

According to the CDC, a booster dose increases the immune response of individuals who have completed the recommended number of initial doses for a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the CDC, an additional dose is to achieve a sufficient immune response among immunocompromised individuals.