On March 25, 2021 Governor Ron DeSantis announced his plans to expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility statewide in the coming weeks. March 29, 2021, all individuals forty (40) years of age and older are eligible for the Vaccine. Starting April 5, 2021, all people eighteen (18) years of age and older are eligible for the Vaccine.
Vaccinations are offered at state-supported sites, and the closest location is in Osceola. Individuals can pre-register for vaccine appointments at state-supported sites. The state will notify you when there is Covid-19 vaccine eligibility statewide, or where they are available in your area by visiting MyVaccine.FL.gov. Osceola’s state-supported site is open from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM seven (7) days a week.
Federally Supported Sites
Vaccinations are offered at federally supported sites in Tampa and Orlando. They are also at various locations in Tampa Bay and Central Florida. Each site is open 9:00 AM to 5 PM. These sites are walk-up locations. They are first-come, first-serve only. You cannot make appointments. The satellite location schedule for March 24-31 is available here.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, Vaccines are also available at 730 Publix pharmacies throughout Florida. You can also find them at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, and more than 70 Winn Dixie locations. Walgreens also is expanding vaccination services in the state. The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is a collaborative effort between the federal government, state government, and pharmacies to increase COVID-19 vaccine availability. In order to receive a vaccine through a retail pharmacy, you must register for an appointment via the pharmacy’s website.
The latest updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Florida is available here. All of us at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates encourage you to discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine with your primary care physician to determine if the vaccine is safe and right for you and your family.