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Know Before You Go COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Que Necesita Saber Antes De Ir (Disponibilidad De La Vacuna COVID-19)

Vaccine Sites as of April 30th, 2021Osceola County COVID-19 Vaccination Sites 043021 Click for full image.

Eligibility Update: As of April 5, all Floridians age 18 and older are eligible for vaccination.

To pre-register at state-supported sites, visit http://myvaccine.fl.gov.

Vaccine Appointments

Those interested in scheduling a first dose vaccination at the county site, located at Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church, 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee, should pre-register at https://myvaccine.fl.gov or call 866-201-6507. Residents will be contacted by our vendor to schedule their first dose appointment. Health Department staff will schedule the second dose appointment.

Pre-registration for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Florida residents may pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. Currently, vaccine supply is extremely limited, and the website lets residents save their place in line and be notified when new appointments are available in their area.

Those without computer access may call 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users) to pre-register

The following populations of Florida Residents are currently eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine:

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older
  • Individuals 16 and 17 years of age with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Download a copy of the COVID Vaccine Screening Consent Form.

The State-supported vaccine location currently available in Osceola County is Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church located at 1130 Simmons Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Appointments are required for these events. To minimize traffic congestion and wait times, those with appointments should arrive at their scheduled time. Those arriving early will not be allowed to proceed through the line.

Updates on vaccine availability and scheduling are available at:

http://osceola.floridahealth.gov and on Osceola County’s website at https://osceola.org/covid19vaccinations.

How to Cancel a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

Currently there is no way to cancel a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through the website or call center. If you need to cancel a vaccination appointment at Osceola County’s vaccination site, located at 1130 Simmons Road in Kissimmee, please complete the appointment cancellation form by clicking the link below. Only complete this form to CANCEL your COVID-19 vaccination appointment. For multiple cancellations, complete a separate form for each appointment. To schedule a new appointment, call 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users) or visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Cancellation Form

Need Transportation to a Vaccine Location?

Residents who are 40 and older, who have obtained an appointment for a COVID-19 shot and do not have a way to transport themselves to the Osceola County vaccine site (Centro Cristiano Dios De Pactos Church) can call to find out how to qualify for a ride.

Lynx needs at least a 48 hour prior notice to schedule a ride through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Since the OEM does not operate on weekends, any ride needed for a Saturday or Monday, must be made the prior Thursday at the latest. Residents need to call 407-742-0000 between 9am to 3pm. OEM will coordinate your information with LYNX for a scheduled ride.

When the ride is scheduled, the Lynx driver will pick up the rider at their residence and drive to the Osceola Vaccine Site. Lynx driver will then wait in the vehicle line with the senior through the entire vaccination process, and then take the rider directly back to their place of residence.

To qualify, the senior must be able to prove they have a valid vaccination appointment. A family member or caregiver may also ride along. Masks will be mandatory.

In addition, LYNX will still be able to take ACCESS LYNX clients from their homes to a vaccination site and back. Again, the service will wait in line with the passenger and let a health care worker enter the vehicle to administer the vaccine.

ACCESS LYNX clients can make a reservation by calling the ACCESS LYNX customer service center at (407) 423-8747, option #4.

OSCEOLA COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Updated April 7, 2021

Who is eligible to receive a vaccine at this site?
Individuals 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Individuals 16 and 17 years of age are also eligible to receive the vaccine with the consent of a parent or legal guardian. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Download a copy of the COVID Vaccine Screening Consent Form.

I have mobility issues, will there be accommodations at the vaccine site?
All state-supported vaccine sites can make accommodations for individuals on site. If an accommodation needs to be made, alert staff on the site when you arrive.

Will there be enough vaccines for my appointment?
The state is continuing to distribute vaccines statewide, daily. The state does not schedule appointments until it is guaranteed there will be enough vaccine on site.

Can I schedule an appointment online?
Individuals can pre-register their information online by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. This website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be contacted directly when vaccine appointments are available in their area. 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.

When will I get a call back to schedule a vaccine appointment?
Once an individual calls their designated county number and provides their contact information and date of birth, they are placed in a queue for call backs. An individual will not directly speak with an operator until they receive a call back. Once the individual receives a call back, they will work with the operator to find an open appointment that works best with their schedule. Every eligible individual will receive a call back when appointments become available.

I called the appointment number but didn’t speak to a person. How do I ensure I can contact someone to schedule a vaccine appointment?
Once an individual calls their designated county number and provides their contact information and date of birth, they are placed in a queue for call backs. An individual will not directly speak with an operator until they receive a call back. Once the individual receives a call back, they will work with the operator to find an open appointment that works best with their schedule. Every eligible individual will receive a call back when appointments become available.

I haven’t been contacted for my second dose appointment yet. How do I schedule a second dose appointment?
Residents will be contacted by our vendor to schedule their first dose appointment. Health Department staff will schedule the second dose appointment.

Is the registration system available in Spanish?
Yes - the statewide registration system is available in English and Spanish. The state is continuing to add additional languages on a rolling basis.

Can I just show up to the vaccine site on the day listed on my CDC card?
In order to ensure the site can accommodate all individuals asking to receive a vaccine, we ask that you do not go to until you have been contacted. All individuals who received their first dose at a state-supported site will be contacted to schedule their second dose appointment.

Can I get my second dose at a different location?
We ask that individuals receive their second dose at the same location – especially if it is at a state-supported site. Not only does this ensure they receive the correct vaccine, but it assists the state in planning for allocations, staffing needs, appointments, etc.

My second dose appointment is after the day listed on my CDC card. Will the vaccine still be effective?
Per guidance issued by the CDC, the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to th recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

What do I need to bring to my second dose appointment?
Individuals need to bring their CDC vaccination card, a form of identification and proof of residency to their second dose appointment.

What do I do if I lost my CDC vaccine card?
It is critical that individuals bring their CDC vaccine card to their second appointment. However, if you have lost this card, individuals on site can access your information. It is important to note, this will delay the process of receiving your second dose and may increase wait time at the site.

I’m a part-time resident, am I eligible to receive the vaccine?
As per a public health advisory issued by Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, part-time residents are eligible to receive a vaccine in Florida. A part-time resident is any person who temporarily resides in this state for a period of at least 31 consecutive days in each calendar year, maintains a temporary residence in this state, returns to the state or jurisdiction of his or her residence at least one time during each calendar year, and is registered to vote or pays income tax in another state or jurisdiction.

What proof of residency items do I need to bring?
We ask that all individuals bring proof of residency to their vaccine appointment.
Examples of proof of residency include:

  • A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement.
  • One proof of residential address from the seasonal resident’s parent, stepparent, legal guardian or other person with whom the seasonal resident resides and a statement from the person with whom the seasonal resident resides stating that the seasonal resident does reside with him or her.
  • A utility hookup or work order
  • A utility bill, not more than 2 months old
  • Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings, or investment account statements, not more than 2 months old.
  • Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than 2 months old.

Do you have to be a resident of Osceola County to receive a vaccine?
No, you do not have be a resident of Osceola County to receive a vaccine at a state supported site. Individuals only need to be a full-time or part-time resident of the state to receive a vaccine at a state-supported site.

Are part-time residents eligible to schedule an appointment?
Part-time residents are eligible to receive a vaccine in Florida. If you are a part-time resident, you will need to bring proof of residency to your appointment.

How do I preregister to make an appointment for a vaccine?
Appointments for a vaccine must be made by calling the designated number for your county. The numbers for Osceola County is 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users).

I missed the call to schedule my appointment, how do I call them back?
Operators will make multiple attempts to reach an individual. All operators will leave a voicemail indicating that they are calling to assist in scheduling an appointment. Please wait for the follow-up call.

What number will call me back?
The call center will make multiple attempts to reach the individual. Individuals will be called from a number with their county’s area code. Operators will leave a voicemail and continue to attempt to reach the individual.

I need to cancel or change my appointment; can you help me?
If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call the designated appointment number for your county and wait for an operator to call you back. The designated appointment number for Osceola County is 866-201-6507 (or 833-476-1516 for TTY users). An operator will assist in changing your appointment.

How do I know the number that’s supposed to call me to schedule a vaccination appointment?
The call center will make multiple attempts to reach the individual. Individuals will be called from a number with their county’s area code. Operators will leave a voicemail and continue to attempt to reach the individual. Remember - operators will never ask you to provide credit card or other financial information. If you are asked to provide this information to schedule a vaccine appointment, please hang up.

I can’t drive myself, can someone come to my appointment with me?
Yes, individuals scheduled for a vaccine appointment can be accompanied by another individual.

What do I need to bring to my vaccine appointment?
Individuals are asked to bring a form of identification and proof of residency to vaccine appointments. Individuals 16 and 17 years of age must also have the consent of a parent or legal guardian. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Download a copy of the COVID Vaccine Screening Consent Form.

Can I schedule multiple individuals for an appointment on a phone call?
No. Each individual that needs to schedule an appointment should call the appointment line or visit the appointment website separately. This ensures every individual will be contacted and scheduled for an appointment.

Florida COVID-19 Time-Phased Vaccination Strategy

Florida Covid-19 Time-Phased Vaccination Strategy. Providers at high-risk of covid-19 exposure will be prioritized. Target Groups include, but are not limited to, individuals 65 and older, those with underlying medical conditions, or those experiencing homelessness.

8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

1) The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority.

The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how federal partners are working together to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a new smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines.

2) COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two doses are needed.

Depending on the specific vaccine you get, a second shot 3-4 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

3) CDC is making recommendations for who should be offered COVID-19 vaccine first when supplies are limited.

To help guide decisions about how to distribute limited initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine, CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have published recommendations for which groups should be vaccinated first.

4)There is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, but supply will increase in the weeks and months to come.

The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as large enough quantities are available. Once vaccine is widely available, the plan is to have several thousand vaccination providers offering COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

5) After COVID-19 vaccination, you may have some side effects. This is a normal sign that your body is building protection.

The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what side effects to expect and get helpful tips on how to reduce pain and discomfort after your vaccination.

6) Cost is not an obstacle to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost. However, vaccination providers may be able to charge administration fees for giving the shot. Vaccination providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund.

7) The first COVID-19 vaccine is being used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many other vaccines are still being developed and tested.

If more COVID-19 vaccines are authorized or approved by FDA, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will quickly hold public meetings to review all available data about each vaccine and make recommendations for their use in the United States. Learn more about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.

All ACIP-recommended vaccines will be included in the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program. CDC continues to work at all levels with partners, including healthcare associations, on a flexible COVID-19 vaccination program that can accommodate different vaccines and adapt to different scenarios. State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments have developed distribution plans to make sure all recommended vaccines are available to their communities.

8) COVID-19 vaccines are one of many important tools to help us stop this pandemic.

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.

Click here for additional important information issued by the CDC about the COVID-19 vaccine.