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Town of Palm Beach creates appointment system for seniors to receive coronavirus vaccines

All slots booked for week of Jan. 4
COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 11:20 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 15:56:35-05

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Officials with Palm Beach Fire Rescue announced Thursday they will begin administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to town of Palm Beach residents starting Tuesday.

However, the town said Friday that all available slots for the week of Jan. 4 were booked within the first 30 minutes of the announcement. They also advised Friday not to attempt to make an appointment at this time.

Town staff is working on plans for the second round of vaccinations for the week of Jan. 11 and will make an announcement early next week when registration opens.

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Proof of residency must be verified through a government-issued ID with a town address or a utility bill with a town address and a picture identification with a matching name.

Residents will be vaccinated at two locations next week:

* Tuesday, Jan. 5 between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: South Fire Station, 2185 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach

* Wednesday, Jan. 6, between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: St. Edward's Parrish Hall, 165 S County Road, Palm Beach

* Thursday, Jan. 7, between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: St. Edward's Parrish Hall, 165 S County Road, Palm Beach

* Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, between 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: South Fire Station, 2185 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach

Officials said the first round of vaccinations will include up to 1,000 appointments from Jan. 5-8. There will be additional rounds of vaccinations available in the weeks ahead for residents unable to get an appointment next week.

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