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Today, Mar. 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-47 to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to include the following new populations:
In addition to hospital providers and physicians, the executive order now permits advanced practice registered nurses and pharmacists may vaccinate persons determined by a physician to be extremely vulnerable. Such physician determinations shall include a statement that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria established by a form prescribed by the Florida Department of Health. Santa Rosa County leased the former department store at 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton for a mass vaccination clinic. Santa Rosa County Public Safety and the Santa Rosa County Department of Health manage the facility with vaccine administration support from Ascension Sacred Heart. The facility is open Monday through Friday, appointment only. No walk-in appointments will be accepted. Initially officials plan to administer 1500 doses per week with the capability of administering more as vaccine supplies increase.
All individuals desiring to be vaccinated must 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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