Bunnell, FL - Flagler County officials say there are plenty of places where residents can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Parkview Church has appointments for the Moderna vaccine available.
Walmart and Walgreens also have appointments available, however, the vaccine manufacturer varies. When available, Publix offers both the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Both CVS and Winn-Dixie offer vaccines when available, but the manufacturer varies.
You can find links to all of the online registration sites at FlaglerCounty.org.
“There are plenty of options available to our residents,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We are doing well with 37% of our population vaccinated, but we’d like to see that number higher. The faster that happens, the quicker we will be able to return to normal activities.”
Residents can also use their cell phones to sign up for text message alerts about vaccine availability and COVID-19 testing opportunities by texting the single word FLAGLERCOVID to the mobile phone number 888-777. To cancel these alerts, reply with the word STOP in the same text message thread.
“A recurring question we get is, ‘Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have been fully vaccinated?’ According to the CDC, it depends,” Lord said.
For now, fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without physical distancing or wearing masks with:
“Until more is known, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from other people in other settings, like when they are in public or visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households,” according to the CDC website.