South Florida COVID-19 Update New Vaccine Sites
Governor Ron DeSantis announced additional COVID-19 vaccine sites. The latest statistics for South Florida are as follows. There are 1,868,772 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. 30,434 people have died. There are 117,559 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County. 2,394 people have died. Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is far more than the supply the state has received so far. It is anticipated that additional supplies will be coming soon.
With Governor DeSantis' announcement he stated, “Florida is proud to partner with Walmart and other retailers, including Publix, to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, we look forward to reaching more Floridians and ensuring that all eligible residents who want a vaccine are able to receive one. We will continue to utilize strategic partnerships and identify innovative ways to get more shots in arms and put Florida’s Seniors First.” Appointments are required at each location. Appointments can be made on the pharmacy’s website. Designated websites for each location include:
Winn-Dixie – https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
Florida has many sites that are providing COVID-19 vaccines, but supplies are limited, and appointments may not be available at many of these sites. The state is prioritizing:
- Persons 65 years of age and older
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact
- Residents and staff of long-term care facilities
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers
Please be aware that some locations are only serving very specific populations, such as frontline health care workers. Appointments are required, and vaccine availability will vary from day to day and week to week as we work to provide vaccines to the most vulnerable first.