ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Vaccinations for those 65+, are to begin in Pinellas County, according to the Florida Department of Health.
“We are pleased to have been selected as part of the pilot program to be among the first two counties in Florida to provide vaccines to those in Skilled Nursing Facilities. We reached the county’s 68 Skilled Nursing Facilities within five days of the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, immunizing 6,700 staff and residents. Additionally, we provided vaccines to EMS / Fire Rescue and other healthcare personnel,” said the Florida DOH.
More than 12,300 people have been vaccinated in the county to date.
“We will be offering both a first and second dose of the vaccine in the Skilled Nursing Facilities starting next week in a continuation of our pilot,” said DOH, “Our next priority is setting a vaccine plan for those who are 65 years old or older.”
The vaccination effort will launch on Tuesday, Jan. 5. with the reservation system is expected to go live at noon on Monday, Jan. 4. Information on how to reserve a time at a designated vaccination location once those details become available.
For information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or follow them on Twitter @HealthyPinellas.