Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Rick Scott has called for the most transparent, and up-to-date information from federal, state and local officials on the efforts to combat COVID-19, so Americans can keep themselves and their families safe. As our country works to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine quickly and efficiently, please find helpful resources below.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
For the latest information the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, please visit the CDC’s website HERE.
Florida Department of Health (FDOH):
The Florida Department of Health is a helpful resource for Florida-specific information on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine, including:
A current overview of cases in Florida (HERE)
How to find your county health department (HERE)
Other Frequently Asked Questions (HERE)
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Learn more information about the COVID-19 vaccine availability and distribution in the State of Florida from the Florida Division of Emergency Management HERE. To receive text alerts regarding vaccine distribution, text FLCOVID19 to 888777.
Vaccine Registration and Eligibility Criteria
For the latest eligibility criteria in the State of Florida, CLICK HERE.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments and Locations
The State of Florida has several state and federally-supported sites providing COVID-19 vaccines, however supplies and appointments may be limited. The Florida Department of Health’s vaccine finder or your County Health Department may be helpful to find locations and appointments near you.
The State of Florida is urging currently eligible Florida residents to pre-register HERE to reserve a place to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. Individuals wishing to pre-register by phone can find contact information for their County HERE.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs COVID-19 Vaccinations
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is currently providing COVID-19 vaccinations to Veterans who are enrolled at the VA and eligible to receive the vaccine according to VA and CDC risk criteria, as well as designated primary and secondary family caregivers enrolled in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Find the VA’s latest updates about COVID-19 vaccines HERE.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
As of March 25, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized three COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. The vaccines are:
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
Read more from the FDA HERE.