What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are crucial to fighting deadly infectious diseases. While these vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic.
Vaccine availability is changing rapidly, and Baptist Health will share information here regarding our vaccination program.
Current COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
The COVID-19 Vaccine is now available to individuals 65 years and older and those with high risk conditions as defined by the CDC.
Due to supply constraints, Baptist Health is not offering self-booked appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who would like to receive a vaccine should visit the state’s new website, myvaccine.fl.gov to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
We are pleased that there is now widespread access to the vaccine in our community through area pharmacies and federal, state and local vaccination sites. We are no longer offering the COVID-19 vaccine for the community through Baptist Health, but you may make an appointment to receive your vaccine at myvaccine.fl.gov.
Effective on April 5, 2021, all Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Proof of Florida residency is required. To show proof of Florida residency, at your appointment, you will be required to present either (1) a Florida-issued ID (such as a driver’s license) or (2) a government-issued ID along with two documents that prove you reside in Florida. In accordance with the state of Florida, the following documentation is accepted as proof of residency (two required):
- 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, step-parent, 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 dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry.
- 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.
- Any other documentation that provides proof of residential address as determined by department (Florida Department of Health) rule.
Individuals age 16-17 must present a photo ID (such as a drivers license, passport or school-issued ID). A parent or guardian with proof of Florida residency must be present.
Appointments will be posted on our website (baptisthealth.net/vaccine) as supply allows.
If there are no available appointments, please check the site frequently as new appointments will be posted based on available vaccine supply.
We will post appointment availability on Twitter and on our Instagram Stories. Follow @BaptistHealthSF to learn more.
No. We are administering vaccines by appointment only.
To cancel an existing appointment, please refer to the email you received to confirm your appointment, and follow the prompts.
Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to reschedule or change COVID-19 vaccine appointments. If you are unable to come in for your appointment, we ask that you kindly cancel it.
No. Appointments are non-transferable and cannot be transferred to someone else. Your ID must match your appointment confirmation.
Baptist Health is administering the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. We do not offer a choice of vaccines. We administer as supplied by the state.
At this time, the government is covering the cost of the vaccine so there is no cost to the patient/recipient.
During your appointment for your first dose, you will receive your appointment to receive your second dose. You do not need to go online again to schedule your appointment for your second dose.
No. The vaccine that is provided will depend on our supply.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to individuals 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine is available to individuals 18 and older.