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Vax Up, Volusia event
Volusia County, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, is pleased to announce a special "Vax Up" vaccine event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. The Moderna vaccine will be administered, with an automatic appointment for a second dose on May 17. Registration for this event is online through Eventbrite; to sign up, visit https://covidvaccine4-19.eventbrite.com. Appointments are required. Registration will close at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.
Where to get a vaccine
View the Department of Health vaccine locator map.
As of April 5, all individuals 18 years and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.
COVID-19 vaccination site at the Volusia County Fairgrounds
The state continues to schedule appointments for vaccines at the Volusia County Fairgrounds through myvaccine.fl.gov. The website now offers a streamlined scheduling platform for eligible, preregistered users. Rather than receiving a call to schedule an appointment, preregistered individuals should log in to the site to schedule their own appointment from available dates and times. Individuals may also opt-in to receive email and text appointment confirmations, reminders, and messages, as well as self-report if they’ve been vaccinated and no longer need an appointment.
Second dose scheduling at the Volusia County Fairgrounds site
Individuals who receive their first dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Volusia County Fairgrounds should return to the same location on the date written on the back of their vaccination card to receive their second dose. Individuals should arrive at the same time as their first-dose appointment. For questions, call the Volusia County Citizens Information Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 866-345-0345.
Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 vaccinations
Florida Medicaid is providing free transportation to receive a vaccine for qualifying individuals with Medicaid. After receiving an appointment for a vaccine, individuals should call their plan provider and request the name and telephone number for their transportation service. Individuals not in a health plan may call 1-877-254-1055 to be connected with a transportation service. For additional information, individuals should contact their Medicaid plan or call the Medicaid Helpline at 1-877-254-1055.
Vaccines for homebound individuals
Homebound individuals in need of a COVID-19 vaccine should complete a survey at https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/981e561ca7f84b33a6ddcb3fa61cd575. After completing the survey, the applicant’s information will be assigned to a strike team, who will contact the individual to schedule a time for vaccination. For assistance completing the survey, email homeboundvaccine@EM.MyFlorida.com or call the Florida Department in Volusia County 386-274-0500 and press # for coronavirus information.
Florida Division of Emergency Management COVID-19 Testing Available in New Smyrna Beach
FDEM testing is available at the City Gym, 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach. The site is located behind the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library and is clearly marked with signage. The new site offers self-swab PCR testing and rapid antigen testing and operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
Appointments are not required, but pre-registering does expedite the process; pre-register at bit.ly/C19rapidtest. There is no age requirement for self-swab PCR or rapid antigen testing. Identification is no longer required but does expedite the process. The site now requests insurance information from insured individuals, but patients will not be billed any copay or coinsurance, and those without insurance will be tested free of charge.
Rapid Antigen testing results are expected within 15 minutes. Individuals will be encouraged to first get a rapid test, and consider a PCR test if their results are negative but they are symptomatic. PCR testing results are expected within 2 - 5 days.
- Volusia County Government Press Releases
- Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook
- Florida Department of Health Press Releases
- Florida Department of Health Twitter updates