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Town of Palm Beach begins COVID-19 vaccinations

Posted at 5:52 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 09:52:55-05

PALM BEACH, Fla. — People 65 and older with scheduled appointments will begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the town of Palm Beach on Tuesday. All appointments for this week are full.

Palm Beach Fire Rescue began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Palm Beach residents beginning at 9 a.m.

The town said its fire department is registered as a closed point of distribution with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. As a closed POD, Palm Beach Fire Rescue paramedics will be able to directly provide COVID-19 vaccinations to residents who are 65 years of age or older.

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 ID with a matching name. Those staying in short-term rentals are not eligible.

You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine and cannot show up at a vaccination site without an appointment. Appointments are scheduled on a first come first served basis. The first round of vaccinations includes about to 1,000 appointments, which filled up within 30 minutes of the town making them available, according to town leaders.

Town leaders said if you did not get an appointment, please be patient as they are working to get another week of appointments scheduled beginning Jan. 11. Appointments will be released one week at a time.

Vaccines will be given at the fire station at 2185 S. Ocean Blvd. and St. Edward's Parrish Hall at 165 S. County Road.

To be the first to know when more appointments become available, you can sign up for free alerts from the town of Palm Beach. For more information, click here.

To see a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

The town has also launched a vaccine information page here.