Planning Underway for Second Round of Covid-19 Vaccinations During the Week of January 11
Yesterday‘s registration response to the first round of Covid-19 vaccinations in the Town of Palm Beach was significant. All available slots for the week of January 4 were booked within the first 30 minutes of the Town’s announcement. If you were unable to book an appointment, we ask for your patience. Town staff is actively working on plans for the second round of vaccinations for the week of January 11th and will make an announcement early next week when registration opens. Do not attempt to make an appointment at this time. Please note the following:
• The Town will be scheduling each round of vaccinations 1 week at a time. The registration site will not show any available appointments until the second round of slots is scheduled.
• The Town of Palm Beach is registered with the Palm Beach County Health Department as a Closed Point of Distribution for verified residents of Palm Beach.
• The current phase of vaccinations are limited to those who are 65 years of age or older and a resident.
• Proof of residency must be verified through a government-issued ID with a town address or a utility bill with a Town address and a picture ID with a matching name. Proof of age must be verified through a government-issued ID.
• All appointments already scheduled were accepted on a first come first served basis and all future appointments will be handled in the same manner. No walk-in appointments are available, so please do not come to a vaccination site without an appointment.
• There are no waiting lists available. Those wishing to schedule an appointment should closely monitor Town alerts and emails for notification when the next round of scheduling is open.
The COVID-19 vaccination process has started in the Town of Palm Beach. The vaccination will be administered by Palm Beach Fire Rescue personnel at South End Fire Station (2145 S. Ocean Blvd.) and St. Edwards Parish Hall (165 N. County Rd.)
The Town assures residents that all who are qualified will receive the vaccine. It is hoped that 1,000 inoculations a week will be administered.
The first residents offered the vaccine must be 65 and over and must be a resident of the Town of Palm Beach, showing proper identification at their appointment.
All Town residents 65 & older can register now. When you arrive for your appointment you must bring a Florida drivers license with a Palm Beach address or a utility bill with a Palm Beach address. The Town assures residents that all will receive the vaccination by appointment and following State of Florida COVID vaccination guidelines.
Questions about COVID vaccination can be emailed to email@example.com.
According to Dr. Fauci we need between 70%-85% vaccinated to reach herd immunity, so it is important that all residents who are able get vaccinated.
Continue to wear a mask, keep social distance and avoid large crowds. It takes a couple of weeks after the second dose for the vaccine to reach its full potency. We must continue to do our part to reduce the viral load in the community.