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Florida Department of Health Provides Week 21 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

May 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2021

Florida Department of Health Provides Week 21 Updates on Florida’s Vaccination Efforts Under Governor DeSantis’ Leadership

Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.com


~Over 9 million Floridians have been vaccinated~


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health issued an update on the progress of the state's vaccination efforts, as well as its weekly COVID-19 update. The State of Florida is in its twenty-first week of vaccine distribution and is continuing to increase vaccine access statewide.

As of today, at 7 a.m., 9,149,171 individuals have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Florida; 3,724,743 million are seniors ages 65 and older.

The one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is now available at an additional 11 statesupported vaccination sites in Broward, Hillsborough, Duval, Miami-Dade, Osceola and Palm Beach counties. A total of 14 state-supported vaccination sites statewide now offer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for all individuals ages 18 and older. Appointments are not required at any state-supported vaccination site.

Governor DeSantis’ administration is taking the necessary steps to ensure the vaccine gets administered as quickly as possible. This week, new actions to continue Florida’s proactive approach to vaccinations includes the following:

Vaccinations:
To provide Floridians with the latest information about vaccinations in the state, the Florida Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccine report that is updated daily. This report includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine by county, race, sex and age. Find the COVID-19 vaccine report here.

Appointments are no longer required at any state-supported vaccination site. Individuals ages 18 and older are eligible for vaccination, as well as individuals ages 16 and older receiving the Pfizer vaccine with the consent of a parent or guardian. Find a full list of state-supported vaccination sites here.

State of Florida Vaccine Accomplishments To-Date:
Week 21 (Underway)

The one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine is now available to all individuals ages 18 and older at a total of 14 state-supported vaccination sites. Appointments are not required. Find the sites below:
  • Broward College – North Campus
    1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33066
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Vizcaya Park
    14200 SW 55th St., Miramar, FL 33027
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Edward Waters College
    1840 W. 9th, Jacksonville, FL 32209
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Legends Center
    5130 Soutel Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32208
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Celebration Church
    9555 R.G. Skinner Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256
    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday

  • Florida A & M University – Al Lawson Gym and Multipurpose Center
    1800 Wahnish Way Tallahassee, FL 32310
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Children’s Board
    1002 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday Closed every third Thursday of the month

  • Brentwood Park
    18800 NW 28th Place, Miami Gardens, FL 33056
    11 a.m. – 7 p.m, Daily

  • Bucky Dent Park Gymnasium
    2250 W 60th Street, Hialeah, FL 33016
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Florida Memorial University
    15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday

  • Helen Miller Center
    2331 NW 143rd Street, Opa Locka, FL 33054
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Overtown – Parking Lot
    1551 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Kissimmee City Chambers Park and Community Center
    2380 Smith Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily

  • Pahokee High School
    900 Larrimore Rd., Pahokee, FL 33476
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday

  • The last day for individuals to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the federally supported supported vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville is Tuesday, May 25. The last day for first dose Pfizer vaccinations was Wednesday, May 5. The sites will close permanently on Wednesday, May 26. Find more information here.
  • The state is hosting mobile, one-day vaccination clinics in partnership with local community organizations to increase vaccine access to all Floridians. To date, the state’s fleet of 20 mobile vaccination buses has vaccinated more than 83,000 individuals. Find the latest mobile vaccine event schedule here.
  • To date, more than 22,000 vaccines have been administered through the statewide homebound vaccination program. The state continues to encourage homebound individuals to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home by filling out the survey available here, emailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com or by calling 866-779-6121.
  • The state continues to canvass Florida’s communities with COVID-19 vaccine outreach teams that help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, help individuals identify vaccination sites near them and pre-register individuals for vaccine appointments. To date, state outreach teams have knocked on more than 940,000 doors across the state.
  • At the Governor’s direction, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health continue to identify places of worship and other locations in underserved communities where the COVID-19 vaccine may be administered. To date, more than 106,000 vaccines have been administered in partnership with places of worship. Find this week’s places of worship vaccine events here.

Under Governor DeSantis' leadership, more than 2,000 vaccination sites have been opened statewide in partnership with local communities, pharmacies and hospitals. The Florida Department of Health continues to identify active vaccine sites. All vaccine sites in Florida are posted on the Florida Department of Health's website.

About the Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.