Florida launches statewide preregistration system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 11:31:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The state of Florida announced Friday the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 65 and older and frontline health care workers.

Individuals can pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by clicking here.

The website will allow people who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites.

On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information.

Once appointments are available, people will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.

Those eligible to pre-register are:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older; and
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact.

Additionally, as part of the statewide registration system, each county has a designated phone number that people can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access.

The complete list of numbers by county can be found by clicking here or by looking at the list.

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Whether a resident calls by phone or visits the website, their place in line will be reserved reliably using Sharecare software.

Hospital providers, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties, the press release said.