Florida Office of the Governor Executive Order 21-47 Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol
Today, Monday, March 1st, the Office of the Governor of Florida released Executive Order 21-47. This order amends EO 20-315 – Vaccination Administration/Protecting Florida’s Seniors.
This new Executive Order expands the scope of those that now qualify for vaccination. The new populations are as follows:
- K-12 school employees 50 years of age or older
- Sworn law enforcement 50 years of age or older
- Firefighters 50 years of age or older
Additionally, the following text is included in the Executive Order.
- In addition to hospital providers, physicians licensed under chapters 458 and 459, Florida Statutes, may also vaccinate persons whom they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Advanced practice registered nurses under chapter 464, Florida Statutes, and pharmacists licensed under chapter 465, Florida Statutes, may vaccinate persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Such physician determinations shall include a statement that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria established by a form prescribed by the Florida Health Department.
To preregister and be notified when vaccine appointments are available, visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/. Florida residency is required.
The myvaccine.fl.gov website allows individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available in the county. On the site, residents can select Walton 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.