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Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:08 AM

Starting Monday April 5 anyone over the age of 18 can get vaccinated in Florida!

I can not tell you how relieved I feel. While my 92 year old dad was vaccinated first (and hubby and I just recently got our first doses) my kids are millennials and zoomers and way down at the bottom of the eligibility list. While they have been working remotely and taking classes online and living like hermits, not all of their peers have been as safe, so finally they can get their shots and their mama will sleep better at night. Only ten days to go.....

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:51 AM

1. not yet

64 in palm beach county...still none available

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Response to H to HE (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:07 AM

3. Yes, it is so hard to get an appointment! We tried for weeks and weeks for my Dad.

However, we got very lucky with the "no appointment FEMA site" and was able to drive up get in and out in an hour and a half. I live in Broward and drove to Dade, can you make the the trip down our way?
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 08:52 AM

2. I am glad you are encouraged but I am not

I am 69 and as of yet been able to get an appointment. As they continue to expand eligibility, it once again makes the pool increase, decreasing the elderly's and the truly essential workforce's chances to get vaccinated.

A hierarchy needs to be maintained. Open the eligibility but sort by need.

An 18 year old registers to get vaccinated and is assigned #666 ... a 69 registers and they get bumped to #666 and the 18 year old gets bumped to #667 etc. etc. so on and so forth



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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:28 AM

4. Oh no, that is just not right! Still not vaccinated at your age!

What county are you in? I know that it varies from county to county. We are in Broward and the day my hubby hit elegibility (60+) the county texted him an appointment for a few days later (he did a drive-thru at Tree Tops Park in Davie). We didn't know if we could count being so lucky twice so when they lowered the age (50+) for me I just drove straight to a "no appointment" FEMA site in Dade county where I was vaccinated that day. Are there any "no appointment" FEMA sites you can go to? It is not right that you are still trying for an appointment! I feel so bad for you.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:52 AM

13. You've registered with the state, right?


[link:https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/|]

My wife registered both of us a few weeks ago & they just called this morning & set up appointments for us both.

We're in Brevard County, availability seems to vary by region/county.

Sending good thoughts!!!

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:32 AM

5. Yay! Getting appointments could be tough, but son and daughter both work in food industry.

They've both had mild cases but with the variants, they really need the vaccine too. My sons partner has cancer, which ups the need to be vaccinated as well. Hoping they can get in sooner rather than later!

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:40 AM

6. Good luck to everyone in your family!

If they can not get appointments, perhaps try a "no appointment" FEMA site if you can. My brother (also works in food industry) went to a walk up site (north Broward county) and I went to a drive up site (Miami-Dade county) and we were both fortunate to get vaccinated same day with minimal wait time.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:48 AM

7. We don't have any drive up vaccination sites around here, just for testing.

Everything here requires an appt., including the state run site. The state has hired a lot of appt. takers so that process is much better and now CVS, Walmart Grocery Stores & Publix are also offering vaccinations so I'm hopeful for them. Since Biden took over and took this out of Death Sentences' hands, things improved rapidly here.

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Response to lark (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:58 AM

8. Yes, now that Biden has stepped in and it is no longer just up to Ron Death Sentence

it should improve greatly. Good luck Lark & family!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 09:59 AM

9. I agree and thanks!

Good luck to you and your family as well.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:43 PM

10. FM, I am very happy for your family.

It was so hard to get an appointment for so long , but as soon as CVS started having it in our city we immediately got an appointment there and just got our second shot Friday. I can't tell you how many hours I sat and waited while Publix website just kept refreshing or how many times I checked Walmart and their affiliate. If we had depended on our County's website, we would still be waiting to even be contacted. I have been wondering how things are going and if all of the people in the original 65 and over group even got their appointments yet.

At the CVS in our city, you can actually walk in and make an appointment. We did it online and later learned they have walk in sign ups. It's worth a try.

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Response to Dreampuff (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 08:09 AM

11. Oh I am so glad you were able to get both your shots after all that trying!

Yes, it is certainly worth a try to go for it! Between FEMA, county, state, hospitals or drugstores - you never know which one will be the lucky path.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Mar 29, 2021, 12:53 PM

12. Thank you to Mayor Demings! I bet his actions here in Orange County pushed moRon to do something

Got appts for Thur morning for my wife and I (Pfizer....which is what we both wanted to get)


Appointments were gone in 7 min.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:21 PM

14. Yay! So glad you were able to get appointments (in spite of Governor Ron DeathSentence)

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