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- Founder of Palm Beach County Health Department
- Guiding Principles
- Our History
- 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 receive a COVID-19 vaccination by any available options in Palm Beach County:
Individuals 18 Years of Age and Older
Individuals 12-17 Years of Age with Parent/Guardian Consent (Pfizer Vaccine Only)
In order for an individual aged 12-17 years old to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the parent or guardian must:
Schedule the vaccine appointment.
Complete the electronic consent forms sent to you prior to your appointment. If the consent forms are not signed prior to the appointment, consent will be provided at the vaccination appointment location (forms also available below).
Accompany the minor to the site.
The Pfizer vaccine is available for individuals over the age of 12. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are only available for those over the age of 18.
Florida Vaccines for Children Program: Important Updates Regarding Facts about COVID-19 Vaccination Communication, Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider, the COVID-19 Vaccine Locator, and a Hospital Flexibilities Reminder.
- Current Options to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine or a COVID-19 Test in PBC
- Homebound Seniors (Updated 6-1-21)
- Important Forms
- Other Important Information
- COVID-19 Vaccination Card Replacement Requests
To receive a COVID-19 test – please see these links below:
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/ (provided by DOH)
https://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/testing-sites.aspx (provided by PBC)
Health Care District Walk-up COVID-19 Vaccinations Currently Available:
DOH-Palm Beach – COVID-19 vaccinations and testing available here:
Mid County Senior Center - Main Auditorium
3680 Lake Worth Road
Palm Springs, FL 33461
Open Mon-Sun: 9am-7pm
Appointments are not necessary, and insurance is not required.
For general questions regarding this location please call 850-583-2419.
***PLEASE NOTE REGARDING TESTING***
While this location is open from 9am-7pm, in order to ensure everyone waiting in line for a test, gets a test, those who arrive after 5:30pm may be turned away if we have reached maximum capacity.
Also to ensure social distancing, you may need to wait in line outside. Please plan accordingly with your own water, snacks, etc if necessary.
Testing is also available through DOH-Palm Beach at these two locations:
Florida Department of Health
Lanatana Lake Worth Health Center
1250 Southwinds Dr.
Lantana, FL 33462
No appointment necessary – Walk Ins Available
Florida Department of Health
L. Brumback Health Center
38754 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Drive-thru Testing - no appointments necessary
For additional DOH-Palm Beach vaccination locations please see our events page:
To receive a COVID-19 vaccine – please see these links below:
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/ (provided by DOH)
PBC COVID-19 Vaccination Site Locator (provided by PBC)
The following options are available for homebound seniors in Palm Beach County to request a COVID-19 Vaccination:
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Email HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com to request a vaccination, or call 833-930-3672.
Palm Beach County residents may use this site to register for in-home vaccination appointments. www.mymobilevax.com
***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
If you have lost or misplaced your COVID-19 vaccination card, and would like to request a replacement, you will need to contact the same organization you used to get your vaccination.
If you received your vaccination from the Florida Department of Health, please email email@example.com with “Vaccination Card Request” in the subject line.
If you received your vaccination from the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, please request your replace card from their website: www.hcdpbc.org
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/.