FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN BREVARD COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS RECENT EFFORTS IN PROVIDING COVID-19 VACCINE
Viera, Fla — The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and local hospitals, is providing COVID-19 vaccination sites. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County will continue to issue this update every week.
County health departments have an important role to play in administering vaccine. Here’s a summary of some of our top efforts this week.
- For the week ending January 8, 2021, DOH-Brevard administered 3,092 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. This included their appointment-only drive-through vaccination efforts at the Viera clinic and doses provided through signed agreements to Brevard County Fire Rescue and Cape Canaveral Fire Rescue to vaccinate front-line, high-risk personnel. Coastal Health Systems of Brevard, Indialantic Fire Rescue, and Satellite Beach Fire Rescue also have signed agreements and are working with DOH-Brevard for vaccine administration this week.
- Worked with Brevard County Emergency Management to streamline reservation process and provide messaging to the public through the county’s social media platforms.
- No additional appointments are available at this time, however, once DOH-Brevard receives additional vaccine, more appointments will be made available. To receive text alerts from Brevard County Emergency Management when additional appointments are available, text BrevardEOC to 888777.
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County continues to fight to protect health and safety as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine continues.