Guidance for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines
Based on currently available data, healthy children aged 5 to 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.
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Guidance for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines
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.
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.
Everyone ages 16 and older can get a booster shot.
Learn more about booster shots and additional doses by using the COVID-19 Vaccine ChatBot.
Booster shots are available for all adults who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine six or more months ago, and adults who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago. Learn more.
The CDC recommends that children 5-11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. Learn more.
Booster shots are available for those who received a Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and meet certain criteria. To learn more, click here. The Department of Health has also developed infographics outlining the current eligibility, which can be found here:
The CDC recommends a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. To learn if you are eligible, click here.
CDC recommends the Pfizer and Moderna additional dose for moderately to severely immunocompromised people.
The CDC released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19. To learn more, click here.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revised the emergency use authorization for REGEN-COV, authorizing it for emergency use as post-exposure prevention for COVID-19. To learn more click here.
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. Click here to learn more
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Total People Vaccinated
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.