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Florida Offering Johnson and Johnson, Palm Beach County Offering Pfizer

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The State of Florida is transitioning several state-run shot administration sites to Johnson and Johnson vaccine only, while the Health Care District of Palm Beach County announces signups are available for the Pfizer vaccine. Johnson and Johnson is a single-shot vaccine. Pfizer, considered a gold standard, is a two shot regiment.

We are publishing both advisories verbatim, starting with the State of Florida. The Palm Beach County advisory follows.


Today, the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that the four federally-supported vaccination sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Miami will transition to the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine Tuesday, April 6. The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week. After Monday, April 5, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will no longer be offered at the four federally-supported sites. 

The four federally-supported sites will administer up to 3,000 one dose Johnson and Johnson per day, per site. 

In order to reduce confusion regarding first and second doses due to ongoing changes at the federally-supported vaccination sites, the four federally-supported sites will begin only offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This will streamline the vaccination process at the sites and eliminate the need for individuals to return for a second dose. 

All individuals who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the federally-supported sites are guaranteed to receive their second dose at the federally-supported sites. The four main sites and the satellite sites will continue administering second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals who received their first dose at these sites. 

Once the satellite sites finish administering all second doses, they will no longer be operational. 

Other state-supported vaccination sites continue to offer the Pfizer vaccine. The Division continues to encourage individuals to visit state-supported vaccination site, in addition to the federally-supported vaccination sites. A full list of state-supported vaccination sites, and the vaccine offered at each site, is available at FloridaDisaster.org/Vaccine.


From The Health Care District of Palm Beach County:

Health Care District to Open Online Appointment Scheduling for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Monday, April 5, 2021 at 10 a.m.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County will open 4,500 first-dose appointments of Pfizer vaccine for next week at the South Florida Fairgrounds site.  At that time, individuals 16 years and older are eligible to self-schedule appointments for the Pfizer vaccine brand at http://vaccine.hcdpbc.org per the Governor’s stated effective date of eligibility.  The website lists the available dates, locations, vaccine brand and eligibility requirements at each of the Health Care District’s three mass vaccination sites at the South County Civic Center west of Delray Beach, the Burns Road Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and the South Florida Fairgrounds in suburban West Palm Beach. It is essential that individuals follow the state eligibility guidelines when scheduling to avoid being turned away at the sites. A parent or guardian must be present at the appointment of those who are 16 and 17 years old.

As additional vaccine is received and appointments are opened, the community will be notified that the self-scheduler is open. 

For those without internet access, the Health Care District’s helpline at 561-804-4115 is available to assist in English, Spanish and Creole.  All appointments are based on vaccine availability.  

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