Leon County Health Department to receive more than 3,500 Pfizer vaccines

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 16:30:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In their newest COVID-19 vaccine update, the Leon County Health Department announced that they will be receiving more than 3,500 Pfizer vaccines this week.

The vaccines have already been earmarked for certain uses according to the report, with 1,170 doses going to people who will be getting their first dose and the remaining 2,340 being given to community partners.

DOH-Leon said that more than 57 percent of the senior population in Leon County has been vaccinated through the health department, community partners, Florida State University and Florida A&M University.

The health department has also launched a new helpline for Leon County residents who have questions about the new statewide preregistration system for vaccine appointments that was rolled out on Jan. 29.

Phone lines for the new helpline will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the number is (833) 540-2054.

There are currently less than 5,000 people remaining on the DOH-Leon COVID-19 vaccine request waiting list, according to Wednesday's health department update.

To receive a vaccine, appointments are mandatory and a photo identification card is required, said DOH-Leon.

The update from the health department also said that they are monitoring the UK COVID-19 variant that was announced on Wednesday.

DOH-Leon added that both Pfizer and Moderna say their current vaccines appear to work against the UK COVID-19 variant.