Flagler County begins COVID-19 vaccination for health care providers

Flagler County begins COVID-19 vaccination for health care providers

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Flagler County is working on plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for residents 65 and older.

Flagler County officials stated its first allotment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived Monday, and the county is working with Flagler County Emergency Management on distribution.

Officials said this initial shipment have been set aside for health care providers.

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Flagler County residents who are 65 or older can expect to apply for vaccinations in the coming weeks, officials said.

Health care professionals who do not work directly for a hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility can receive the vaccination on Saturday, Jan. 2, at a one-day event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flagler County Fairgrounds.

These workers include people with direct patient contact who work in doctor’s offices, clinics, dentist offices, home health care, urgent care, hospice and pharmacies, officials said.

Health care professionals looking to be vaccinated must show government-issued photo identification, as well as official identification from their health care employer or similar proof of employment to receive the vaccine.

The timing for vaccinations for those 65 or older will depend on when the health department receives the next allotment of vaccine, which may come as early as next week, officials said.