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- Preventive Medicine Residency
- Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plan
- Table of Organization
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- COVID-19 Vaccine For Palm Beach County
- Temporary Program and Services
COVID-19 Vaccine For Palm Beach County
At this time the following groups can request a COVID-19 vaccination appointment by any available options in Palm Beach County:
Persons **18** years of age and older.
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
- Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 (signed form required see below).
- Current Options to request a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment in PBC
- PBC COVID-19 Vaccination Site Locator Map (Provided by Palm Beach County)
- Those under 18 years old but deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19
- Homebound Seniors
- Important Forms
- Other Important Information
Health Care District of Palm Beach County
http://vaccine.hcdpbc.org/ or call 561-804-4115
- South County Civic Center – Delray Beach
- South Florida Fairgrounds – West Palm Beach
- Burns Road Community Center - Palm Beach Gardens
Publix Pharmacies – (67 Locations in PBC)
https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida or call 1-800-242-1227
DOH-Palm Beach (County Health Department) (please only choose one county)
https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ or call 866-201-6754
CVS – (select locations)
WALMART –(select locations)
Winn Dixie –(Lake Worth Only)
Walgreens –(select locations)
Anquan Boldin stadium at Pahokee High School (Belle Glade)
Open on Fridays and Saturdays, and vaccinations will be done on a first-come/first served basis; no reservations are required.
Please note: this site is specifically intended to serve Glades residents who may not have the means to travel to another site.
Per Executive Order 21-47, once a licensed physician has determined a reason for the exception, he or she can then either provide the COVID-19 vaccine on site* if it is available, or fill out and sign a DOH form which has been sent out to health care providers directly, however it is also available online here:
The patient can then request a vaccine appointment through any available option listed above. Please bring a copy of the doctor signed form with you to any appointments.
More information here:
* Vaccines for this group may only be administered by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or licensed pharmacist.
The State of Florida is launching a new way for homebound seniors to sign up to have the vaccine come directly to them.
Please email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to put in your request or call 833-930-3672.
***SCAM ALERT!***Caller ID Spoofing!
The Department of Health in Palm Beach County has recently been informed of calls that look to have originated from our main number in Delray Beach (561-274-3100), asking for personal information such as your Medicare ID, social security number, or other personal identifying information. The Florida Department of Health would never call you, unsolicited, asking for personal information. Scammers want to use your data in fraud schemes, costing you money. Don’t let them! If the call seems suspicious, just hang up.
ALSO avoid any suspicious websites asking for your personal information!
Should you take the COVID-19 vaccine if you are planning to get pregnant?
There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems. CDC does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
I am in need of my second dose but do not have an appointment. When will I receive my second dose?
If you originally received your first dose through DOH-Palm Beach, (not the Health Care District), we will contact you to schedule your second dose no later than 3 weeks since your first dose. If you did not receive your first dose from DOH-Palm Beach, you will need to get your second dose from wherever you received your first dose, or by some other option.
Due to lack of supply, DOH-Palm Beach is unfortunately unable to provide second doses to those who did not receive their first dose from us.
Can I take the Moderna vaccine, and then the Pfizer vaccine for my second shot, or vice versa?
Per the CDC it is not advised to switch vaccines. Your second dose should be the same vaccine as your first dose. Please see this link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html#Interchangeability
Is it ok to get the Pfizer vaccine 28 days later instead of 21 days?
Yes per the CDC, this is within the allowed timeframe of getting your second dose. More information can be found at this link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html#Administration
What side effects are possible after receiving the vaccine?
Please see this page from the CDC for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html
Make sure you speak with your primary care provider to answer any questions you have about the vaccine before you receive it.
For any additional general questions about the vaccine at this time, the State COVID-19 Call Center can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing mailto:COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.