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Statewide Vaccine Registration Launches

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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Long-awaited news on the COVID-19 vaccine front: The Florida Department of Health today launched a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for residents age 65 and older and frontline health workers. Residents can go to myvaccine.fl.gov, select their county, and submit contact information.

When vaccine appointments become available at state-run vaccination sites, those registered will be contacted and assisted in making an appointment, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Health.

For people without internet access, each county has a designated phone number for pre-registration. Selected numbers are listed here:

Charlotte County
Phone: 866-200-9160
TTY: 833-990-3549

Collier County
Phone: 866-201-4885
TTY: 833-990-3490

Glades County
Phone: 866-201-6695
TTY: 833-476-1524

Hendry County
Phone: 866-201-6745
TTY: 833-990-3548

Lee County
Phone: 866-200-3468
TTY: 855-665-6608

Manatee County
Phone: 866-201-5412
TTY: 833-476-1518

Sarasota County
Phone: 866-201-7170
TTY: 833-476-1449

For more information on registering by phone, call your county health department.

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