COVID-19 Vaccine Update
In an effort to keep the community informed about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, I am sharing the following information from the Leon County Health Department. We will share more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, you can contact the Leon County Health Department using the information below.
COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered to the following populations during this initial phase
- Long-term care facility residents and staff.
- Persons 65 years of age or older.
- Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
Appointments are required to be vaccinated at the Leon County Health Department.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions
How will I know that my Request Form has been received?
Once the Request Form is submitted, you will receive an automated confirmation. This means you have been placed on a list to be called for an appointment.
Does the Request Form guarantee a COVID-19 vaccination appointment?
A submitted Request Form confirms you are in our system to be contacted for an appointment.
Improvements to our COVID-19 vaccine request process are coming soon. DOH-Leon is working with our partners at the Leon County Emergency Management office to deploy an automated system to call back the thousands of individuals who are waiting for updates on their status.
In support of the health department, County Emergency Management will use its mass notification system to make all those aware who have registered for vaccines aware that their application has been received. DOH-Leon anticipates the message going out in the next few days to more than 14,000 applicants to confirm registration.
We are working on a strategy to stop the online request for vaccine appointments system. This will be done in anticipation of a new scheduling program to increase our efficiency. We will honor all who have previously submitted vaccination request forms before transitioning to the new system.
When will the Department of Health contact me?
Calls for appointments are being made in the order Request Forms are received. Expect a delay due to the number of Request Forms we have received.
Where is the site for the health department’s vaccination clinic?
Leon County Health Department 2965 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL 32304 There will be signs, traffic control and people to guide you through the drive through process at your appointment time.
Will I have to leave my vehicle to receive my vaccination?
You will remain in your vehicle while being screened and vaccinated. Expect the process from the moment you enter the site to exiting the process to take 30-40 minutes.
How will I know when it’s time for me to receive the second dose of vaccine?
When you receive your first appointment, your second dose appointment will be given at the same time. Maximum protection is achieved after the second dose of the same brand.
There is a chance you might not have been given a second appointment or you may have forgotten the date. If this is the case, please email LeonCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov type "Second Dose" in the Subject Line. In the body of the email, put your name, date of first dose and brand of the vaccine. You will be emailed an appointment for the second dose.
Will I absolutely receive a second dose?
The federal government and its suppliers have assured us there will be enough for a second dose of the same manufacturer brand for those who received the first dose.
Can I receive a vaccine from my primary care physician?
The Leon County Health Department encourages you to stay in communication with your personal physician as they may receive vaccine and may be able to serve you while you await your appointment for the second dose.
Bethel AME Church and Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee are uniting to support the Governor’s initiative to deploy COVID-19 vaccines into underserved areas.
To contact the Leon County Health Department call 1-866-779-6121 or visit the Leon County Health Department website by clicking here.
They have a vaccination clinic scheduled for Sunday, January 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. For more information, please contact Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 850-222-8440.