Posted On: December 16, 2020
On Monday, March 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued executive order 21-47, which expands eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccines. To view the order in its entirety, visit www.flgov.com/2021-executive-orders/.
Per the order, effective today, March 3, the following groups are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine:
• Long-term care facility residents and staff;
• Persons 65 years of age and older;
• Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
• K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and
• Firefighters 50 years of age and older.
The state registration system, which is used for appointments at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, will schedule individuals based upon the updated criteria.
Individuals who meet the above criteria may preregister for a vaccine appointment at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at myvaccine.fl.gov or 866-201-7314. Once preregistered, individuals will receive a call when vaccine appointments become available. Upon arrival, individuals must provide proof of Florida residency, a state-issued ID and, for those who qualify based on employment, proof of said employment through a work ID or pay stub.
Questions regarding preregistration and appointments should be directed to the state’s helpline at 833-540-2077.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Volusia County, visit Volusia.org/coronavirus.
The Daytona Beach VA Multispecialty Community Based Outpatient Clinic located at 515 National Health Care Dr. is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to certain veterans based on CDC and Veterans Health Administration guidelines. Veterans must be enrolled and eligible for VA health care benefits and be a patient at the Daytona Beach clinic. There is no cost to get the vaccine.
Veterans eligible for the vaccine are:
Veterans aged 75 years and older
Eligible, enrolled Veterans that receive care at the VA aged 18 and older and are employed as fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers)and who have not yet received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive the vaccine at no cost. Please bring identification or documentation that you are employed in one of these categories.
To receive the vaccine, appointments must be made by calling (407) 631-0499 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or leave a voicemail during non-business hours and the call will be returned.
The vaccines are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the last appointment at 3 p.m. The vaccines are offered in conference room 182.
As vaccine supply increases, the VA will notify additional groups of veterans who are eligible to receive the vaccine at VA. Veterans may also visit https://www.orlando.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp for information and updates.
Local Publix pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines
Local Publix pharamacies are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents and staff in long-term healthcare facilities, and persons 65 years of age and older. All vaccinations by Publix at their select locations are by appointment only. For a list of participating locations and to make an appointment, visit www.publix.com/covid-vaccine.
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination events organized by the County of Volusia and DOH-Volusia, please follow the local news, and check this website, along with the Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter pages.
We also encourage you to download the free Emergency Management app available on both the Google Play and App Store, and be sure to turn on push notifications. All news releases are published on the app, and if the notifications are turned on, the user will receive a notification each time a release is posted.
View a list of frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine relative to Volusia County.