Update is highlighted. Important changes have been made to the COVID 19 vaccination process. As of today, residents registered on the Santa Rosa County vaccine waitlist have been transitioned to the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM). FDEM has partnered with ShareCare Health Data Services to schedule vaccination appointments and register eligible residents. Residents who have registered on the county's waitlist do not need to call or email to confirm their registration. Santa Rosa County Public Safety remains in partnership with the Florida Department of Emergency Management, serving the residents of the county in a logistical role. The local department of health also remains a partner with the state and county in administration of the vaccines.
Currently per the governor's executive order, frontline healthcare workers with direct patient contact, long-term care facility residents and staff, and individuals 65 and older may be vaccinated for COVID 19. Per the public advisory signed by Florida’s surgeon general on Jan. 21, all individuals desiring to be vaccinated must also meet the following state residency criteria, as outlined by Florida Statute 381.986(5)(b):
1. A resident must provide the department with a copy of his or her valid Florida driver license issued under s. 322.18 or a copy of a valid Florida identification card issued under s. 322.051. 2. A seasonal resident who cannot meet the requirements of the paragraph above may provide the department with a copy of two of the following that show proof of residential address:
a. A deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement, mortgage payment booklet or residential rental or lease agreement. b. 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. c. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days before registration in the medical use registry. d. A utility bill, not more than two months old. e. Mail from a financial institution, including checking, savings or investment account statements, not more than two months old. f. Mail from a federal, state, county, or municipal government agency, not more than two months old.
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