Flagler County, FL (April 9, 2021) – Parkview Church, Walmart, and Walgreens all have available appointment slots for interested individuals – open to anyone at least 18 years old – within the coming weeks. This is in addition to appointments available through the Florida Department of Health-Flagler sites operating at the county Fairgrounds and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
“There are plenty of options available to our residents,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We are doing well with 37% of our population vaccinated, but we’d like to see that number higher. The faster that happens, the quicker we will be able to return to normal activities.”
Links to all of the online registration sites are available at www.FlaglerCounty.org/COVID. Appointments are required at all of these locations.
Florida Department of Health-Flagler (also commonly referred to as the Flagler County Department) currently offers the Moderna vaccine. In addition to the online appointments, those who do not have email or internet access may call 866-201-1541 (TTY: 833-476-1450).
Parkview Church has appointments for the Moderna vaccine available.
Walmart and Walgreens also have appointments available, however the vaccine manufacturer varies. When available, Publix offers both the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson (Janseen) vaccines. Both CVS and Winn-Dixie offer vaccines when available, but the manufacturer varies.
For more information – including the nearest federally-supported vaccination sites that offer the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine without an appointment – go to www.FlaglerCounty.org/COVID.
Residents can also use their cell phones to sign up for text message alerts about vaccine availability and COVID-19 testing opportunities by texting the single word FLAGLERCOVID to the mobile phone number 888-777. To cancel these alerts, reply with the word STOP in the same text message thread.
“A recurring question we get is, ‘Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have been fully vaccinated?’ According to the CDC, it depends,” Lord said.
For now, fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without physical distancing or wearing masks with:
- Other people who are fully vaccinated
- Unvaccinated people from one other household, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19
“Until more is known, fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from other people in other settings, like when they are in public or visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households,” according to the CDC website.
To find answers to other frequently asked questions about coronavirus vaccinations, visit the CDC website.
Media Release: Flagler County, Julie Murphy MPIO