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Florida Health in Flagler Modifies Vaccination Efforts

April 19, 2021

The Flagler County Health Department (DOH-Flagler) is modifying its near-term vaccination efforts to reach working residents and to relocate its vaccine site from the Flagler County Fairgrounds. 

Bob Snyder, health officer for DOH-Flagler, said that shifting to Phase 2 of the vaccination plan has been anticipated as Florida moves into its spring rainy season.

“We knew that a large-scale outdoor operation at the fairgrounds wouldn’t make sense as we enter the rainy season,” said Snyder. “Since muddy roads and standing water could adversely impact our operation, we made a conscious decision to fan out and offer vaccinations at multiple sites, with after hours and weekend options for working residents. We’re making it easier for people to get their two doses of Moderna and, by doing so, we are working to make Flagler #1 in Florida for percent of population vaccinated.”

The changes to the health department’s vaccination schedule begins Sunday, April 25 with drive-through vaccinations offered between 10AM and 12PM across from 120 Airport Road. No appointment is necessary for this weekly operation. In addition, residents can receive their first doses Wednesday and Thursday evenings, between 4 and 7PM at the same location. Again, no appointments are necessary. Note that outdoor vaccination clinics will close if there is stormy weather.

 Other planned vaccination activities this week include: 

  • Tuesday, April 20 -- Parkview Church, 5435 Belle Terre Pkwy from 9 to 11AM (First dose appointments can be made online at Parkviewlife.org.)
  • Tuesday, April 20 -- Food Truck Tuesday, Central Park from 5 to 7PM. No appointments necessary for first doses.
  • Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 from 8:30 AM to 11:30AM. Thursday will be the last time first doses will be given at the fairgrounds until further notice. The health department will accept “drive ups” without appointments both days.
  • Friday April 23 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Pkwy from 8:30AM to 11:30AM. First dose appointments can be made by calling the church office at 386-446-2246.
  • Saturday, April 24 -- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Pkwy from 8:30 to 1:30PM. First doses by appointment at myvaccine.fl.gov.
  • Sunday, April 25 from 10AM to 12PM across from 120 Airport Road. This is a drive-through site and no appointments are necessary.

The health department’s current vaccination outreach efforts are branching out to include local businesses. The department has already contacted Coastal Cloud to vaccinate their employees, spouses and children 18 and older, and is also working with the Flagler Beach Business Bureau to bring vaccinations to local restaurants and their employees. These vaccination events will take place in the next two weeks. If your business is interested in having the department come to vaccinate employees onsite, please call 386-437-7350 ext. 0 weekdays between 8AM and 4:30PM. This is the same number residents can call with questions about second doses appointments.

With respect to testing, DOH-Flagler has reduced the amount of COVID-19 testing it offers each week to accommodate its robust vaccination activities. This week testing will be on Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 from 2:30 to 3:30PM across from 120 Airport Road. No appointments are necessary, and test results are available in 2 to 3 days.

Other locations in Flagler County providing COVID-19 testing include two Mediquick locations, Grace Community Pharmacy, CentraCare, Palm Harbor Family Practice and CVS Pharmacies. Please confirm with each site in advance as some require appointments.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination and testing efforts, please visit https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/.