Flagler County Receives First Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Bunnell, FL - The first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine for Flagler County arrived today (December 28). The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County and Flagler County Emergency Management are working to finalize distribution.

From a press release today: "According to Heath Officer Robert Snyder and Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord, doses in this initial shipment have been earmarked specifically for healthcare providers in our community. It is anticipated that other priority groups, particularly those over the age of 65, can begin to receive vaccinations in the coming weeks, as additional doses are delivered. 

“We are happy to share that paramedics, nurses and health department staff will receive their first doses of Moderna vaccine tomorrow,” said Snyder. “We will start vaccinating other priority groups as additional vaccines are provided.”

This Saturday, January 2, 2021, the first vaccination will be made available to healthcare professionals who do not work directly for a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. The one-day event takes place from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road in Bunnell. You'll need your government issued photo identification, as well as official identification from your healthcare employer or similar proof of employment to receive the vaccine.

The next group to be vaccinated are people over the age of 65. That's according to Governor Ron DeSantis most recent executive order. Flagler County seniors will be be able to make appointments for the vaccine beginning in early January. A start date will be determined by when the next allotment of vaccine is received, possibly as soon as next week. The reservation number and mor details will be released after plans are finalized.

COVID-19 testing continues on Monday, January 4, 2021, between 1:30 PM and 3 PM weekdays across from 120 Airport Road. Testing also takes place at other locations, including two Mediquick locations, CentraCare and CVS Pharmacies. Most require appointments for testing so confirm with your chosen location.

COVID-19 health-related questions should be directed to a healthcare provider or the Florida Health hotline at 866-779-6121. Additional information can be found at floridahealthcovid19.gov 

 

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