Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com

Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com

Florida Department of Health Provides Week 16 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership
~Federally-Supported COVID-19 Vaccination Sites to Offer Johnson and Johnson Vaccine~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Health issued an update on the progress of the state’s vaccination efforts, as well as its weekly COVID-19 update. The State of Florida is in its sixteenth week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami will transition to administering the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine Tuesday, April 6. The four federally-supported sites will administer up to 3,000 one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccines per day, per site.

Governor DeSantis’ administration is taking the necessary steps to ensure the vaccine gets administered as quickly as possible. This week, new actions to continue Florida’s proactive approach to vaccinations includes the following:

Vaccinations:

To provide Floridians with the latest information about vaccinations in the state, the Florida Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccine report that is updated daily. This report includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine by county, race, sex and age. Find the COVID-19 vaccine report here.  

As of today, at 7 a.m., 6,091,034 individuals have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida; 3,359,867 million are seniors ages 65 and older. 

State of Florida Vaccine Accomplishments To-Date:

Week 16 (Underway)

  • Beginning Tuesday, April 6, the four federally-supported COVID-19 vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami will transition to offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Each site will be able to administer up to 3,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine per day. More information is available here.
  • Beginning Monday, April 5, all individuals ages 18 and older will be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. 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. The form is available here.
  • Nine additional state-supported vaccination sites, designed to increase vaccine access and ensure health equity across Florida’s communities, are open in Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola and St. Lucie counties. Appointments are not required. Locations and hours of operations are available below:
    • Vizcaya Park
      SW 55th St., Miramar, FL 33027
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • Legends Center
      5130 Soutel Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32208
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • Celebration Church
      9555 R.G. Skinner Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
      9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday
    • Children’s Board
      1002 E Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday, Closed every third Thursday of the month
    • Bucky Dent Park Gymnasium
      2250 W 60th St., Hialeah, FL 33016
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • Helen Miller Center
      2331 143rd St., Opa-Locka, FL 33054
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • South Trail Branch Library
      4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • 65th Infantry Veterans Park
      301 Buenaventura Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34743
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
    • PAL Center
      903 S 21st St., Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
      9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily
  • To date, more than 7,000 vaccines have been administered through the statewide homebound vaccination program. The state continues to encourage homebound individuals to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home by filling out the survey available here, emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or by calling 866-779-6121.
  • The state continues to canvass Florida’s communities with COVID-19 vaccine outreach teams that help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, help individuals identify vaccination sites near them and pre-register individuals for vaccine appointments. To date, state outreach teams have knocked on more than 200,000 doors across the state.
  • The state is hosting mobile, one-day vaccination clinics in partnership with local community organizations to increase vaccine access to all Floridians. This weekend, the state continues to host mobile vaccination sites for all eligible individuals under the Governor’s current Executive Order. Appointments are not necessary. Each site will administer 400 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This weekend’s events are below:
    • Saturday, April 3
      • Highlands Regional Library 
        1826 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32218
        10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
      • Mary Lena Gibbs Park
        6974 Wilson Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210 
        10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
      • Curtis Hixon Park 
        600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Springhill Park Community Center
        1000 E. Eskimo Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Tampa Housing Authority – River Pines
        7517 N. 40th Street, Tampa, FL 33604
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • The Hope Church
        3032 Monte Carlo Trail, Orlando, FL 32805
        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Latin Community Health Advisor
        2550 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
        9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Iglesia Cristiano Renuevo
        290 Competition Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34743
        9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Westgate Park and Recreation Center
        3691 Oswego Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
        9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Feeding South Florida – Assembly of God
        1101 NW 33rd Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33064
        9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Mision Peniel
        208 Boston Avenue, Immokalee, FL 34142
        10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • University Shopping Center
        1615 SW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165 
        9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
      • Feeding South Florida – Town of Miami Lakes
        14800 Ludlum Road, Miami Lake, FL 33158 
        9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
      • Greater Love Full Gospel Baptist Church
        18200 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 4 –
      • Main Library
        303 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
        10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
      • Citrus Hixon Park 
        600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Tampa Housing Authority – Mary Bethune Apartments 
        1515 W. Union St., Tampa, FL 33607 
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Tampa Housing Authority – Belmont Heights Phase II 
        3540 N. 20th St., Tampa, FL 33605
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Food Bank – Human Crisis Center
        5514 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32810
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Latin Community Health Advisor
        2550 Technology Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • The Kingdom Church
        800 N. Pine Hills Rd., Orlando, FL 32808
        10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
      • Bedner Farms
        35850 CR 880, Belle Glade, FL 33430
        9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
      • University Shopping Center
        1615 SW 107th Ave., Miami, FL 33165
        9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
      • Salvation Army 
        1907 NW 38th St., Miami, FL 33142
        9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • At the Governor’s direction, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health continue to identify places of worship and other locations in underserved communities where the COVID-19 vaccine may be administered. To date, more than 85,000 vaccines have been administered in partnership with places of worship. Find this week’s places of worship vaccine events here.
  • Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, more than 1,190 vaccination sites have been opened statewide in partnership with local communities and hospitals. The Florida Department of Health continues to identify active vaccine sites. All vaccine sites in Florida are posted on the Florida Department of Health’s website here

Last week’s accomplishments are available here.