Florida launches statewide preregistration system to schedule vaccine appointments

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 15:09:13-05

The state of Florida is launching a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline health care workers.

You can pre-register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by clicking here.

This website will allow those who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites. On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information. Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment.

Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties.

Additionally, each county has a designated phone number that individuals can call and pre-register if they do not have Internet access. You will find the complete list of numbers by county HERE. Whether a resident calls by phone or visits, their place in line will be reserved reliably using Sharecare software, the state says.

"The statewide preregistration system is available to all Floridians, regardless of county. It is completely up to the individual if they choose to provide their information to the statewide preregistration system.

If a county has a system in place and decides to use the statewide system, the state will work with them to merge existing waitlists.

In counties where they have opted into the system, eligible individuals will be contacted to schedule an appointment when they're available in the area through the state system." — Florida Division of Emergency Management

As outlined in Executive Order 20 – 315, individuals who are eligible for the vaccine in Florida are outlined below. If someone does not meet these eligibility requirements, they will not be able to pre-register.

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older; and
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

Hospital providers, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.