Florida launches vaccine pre-registration website – WJXT News4JAX
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – In the latest attempt to organize the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, the state of Florida on Friday announced a new website where residents can pre-register for appointments and then be notified when they become available: myvaccine.fl.gov
The Florida Department of Health said Florida residents 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers can enter their information on that website and will be contacted when doses are available at state-run vaccination sites in their area. In Northeast Florida, the only site is currently at Regency Square in Jacksonville.
Residents who pre-register “will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment,” the state said.
Jared Moskowitz, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, told state lawmakers this week that counties can pull names from the waiting list and contact residents when appointments become available.
“The hunting around and trying to find appointments as they come up doesn’t work,” he said. “So instead of people having to go and find appointments every single solitary day as they pop up, they will be in line and we’ll be able to communicate with them.”
The health department notes, however, that vaccine supply remains limited and appointments “may not be available for several weeks in some counties,” but the site will help the state give residents a more accurate timeline of when they can expect to get vaccinated.
“Based on the