Questions about finding the COVID-19 vaccine in the Tallahassee/ Leon County area.
The state of Florida is in the process of lowering the designated age for a COVID-19 vaccine to people 40 and under and soon the state will lower the age to anyone over age 18, while the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have lowered eligibility for the vaccine to 16 years of age and older. Here are the answers to questions you may have regarding where you can find a COVID-19 vaccine, how you can sign up for an appointment, and places you can go for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
FIND THE COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU
If you are among those currently recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, there are several places you can look for vaccination providers near you!
Visit VaccineFinder.org to find vaccination providers near you.
Information may be limited while more vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on VaccineFinder.
Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccine appointments are available.
To find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program visit CDC’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program website.
Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
Check your local news outlets, they may also have information on how to get a vaccine. The goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination easily as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available. As the vaccine supply increases, states will add more groups to the list of those who can receive vaccination.
Scheduling vaccination appointments
Most vaccination providers are using online scheduling systems to schedule vaccination appointments for eligible people. To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, contact a vaccination provider directly.
What to do if you are not yet eligible to get vaccinated
If you are not yet eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you can still learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and help to ensure others in your community are vaccinated. Here is what you can do now:
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccination plans in your area.
Make a plan for yourself or your family members to get vaccinated when vaccine is available to you. Learn more about the new COVID-19 vaccines and the benefits of vaccination. Become a vaccine ambassador by sharing accurate and timely information about COVID-19 vaccines and local vaccination efforts with the people who need it most. Continue to take recommended actions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
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