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Teresa

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Walton County Emergency Management
December 30, 2020

The Department of Health in Walton County Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines are currently allocated to critical healthcare workers and seniors 65 and older

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) will approach COVID-19 vaccination efforts similarly to the integrated planning structure of the H1N1 pandemic, influenza vaccinations and Hepatitis A vaccination program. DOH-Walton received their initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week which are allocated for critical health care workers and seniors 65 years of age and older by appointment only. The vaccines are from Moderna and were given Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. According to data released by the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine made by Moderna is highly protective for adults and prevents severe cases of COVID-19.

The coronavirus immunizations for individuals ages 65 years and older will be provided at the Coastal Branch clinic at 361 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the Walton County COVID Line at (850) 401-6453 beginning January 4th, 2021.

Vaccination times:
8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 6
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 8
8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 13
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 15

Further immunizations will be scheduled after these initial dates as vaccine supply allows. Persons who have had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or to an injectable therapeutic may not receive the vaccine. There is no charge for vaccine administration.

Hospitals received their vaccines recently and continue to vaccinate their front-line staff. Long-term care staff and residents are receiving vaccines through Operation Warp Speed from Walgreens and CVS. As additional vaccine supplies become available and the State provides priority groups for vaccinating, DOH-Walton will follow and share those plans. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccination plans in Florida, please visit COVID-19 Vaccines in Florida. For a report of Walton County residents vaccinated against COVID-19 go to FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is a monumental step toward getting this disease under control in Florida, but the department is still encouraging residents and visitors to take common sense
precautions to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus” said Holly Holt, Health Officer and Administrator. “These include frequent hand washing, wearing face masks, maintaining six feet of social distancing, and staying home if you are feeling sick”.

COVID-19 vaccination will make it substantially less likely that you’ll get COVID-19. Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases, experts believe the vaccine will help keep you from getting seriously ill if you do get COVID-19. Vaccine trials are reporting high rates of effectiveness. The COVID-19 vaccination will be a safer way to help build protection. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you and it can have serious, life-threatening complications.

COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 vaccines use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The goal of each vaccine is to teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. Immunity typically takes a few weeks to build.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines visit COVID-19 and Your Health.
 

Teresa

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The coronavirus immunizations for individuals ages 65 years and older will be provided at the Coastal Branch clinic at 361 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the Walton County COVID Line at (850) 401-6453 beginning January 4th, 2021.

Vaccination times:
8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 6
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 8
8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 13
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 15

Further immunizations will be scheduled after these initial dates as vaccine supply allows.

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steel1man

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Persons who have had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or to an injectable therapeutic may not receive the vaccine...... scary, plus what ingredients stirred into this stuff?
 

kwalsh0001

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Jul 26, 2006
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Some "rollout".... I've been dialing the (850) 401-6453 COVID phone hotline (as recommended to schedule an appointment) for the last hour, and getting nothing but recordings (number has been disconnected, caller not accepting calls, etc, etc) or just dead air. Predictable and not surprising--I suspect half of Walton County is doing the same, with the same results. Would certainly appear the county can't successfully handle "crash dialing" from the county residents to a SINGLE hotline phone number....(!)

Frustrating, at the least..... makes you wonder how the rest of the Walton County "rollout" will go.

Are you'all experiencing the same stuff, this AM?
 

deborsk

Beach Lover
Jul 10, 2005
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Yes...very frustrating. The only ?good? thing is at least we are not lined up for hours outside waiting.
Will keep trying, but not hopeful ... they obviously were not prepared.
 

Teresa

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Update posted today | Monday Jan 4

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) has experienced an overload of the statewide phone systems. We are working to get another line implemented.
Please bear with us.

The COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT LINE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 850-892-8392.

The vaccines are from Moderna and were given Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. According to data released by the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine made by Moderna is highly protective for adults and prevents severe cases of COVID-19.

The coronavirus immunizations for individuals ages 65 years and older will be provided at the Coastal Branch clinic at 361 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the Walton County COVID Line at (850) 892-8392 beginning January 4th, 2021.

Vaccination times: 8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 6
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 8
8 AM – 5 PM Wednesday, January 13
8 AM – 5 PM Friday, January 15

Further immunizations will be scheduled after these initial dates as vaccine supply allows. Persons who have had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or to an injectable therapeutic may not receive the vaccine. There is no charge
for vaccine administration.
 

kwalsh0001

Beach Lover
Jul 26, 2006
131
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Deborsk. actually "not lined up for hours...." may not be entirely true. Harnessing my frustrations, I decided to drive by the SoWal office of the Department of Health. A number of us "gray hairs" were lined up to provide their names/phone numbers. Some have been on line for 60+ minutes. Again, providing their contact info, but not receiving a firm appointment date/time, due to technical issues.

As for those technical/phone problems, staff at the SoWal DOH office are claiming it's being caused by a "massive statewide" phone and internet outage. (Strange, considering I am typing and sending this Email without probems.....and my phone's working fine, too.....)

Heard an "aside comment" from a DOH employee that if this appointment process keeps hanging up, they may have to slip the actual vaccine schedule (dates and times) for us elders....

Stay tuned.... Perhaps a "film at eleven".... (or for our local newscasts, video at ten....)
 

deborsk

Beach Lover
Jul 10, 2005
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Deborsk. actually "not lined up for hours...." may not be entirely true. Harnessing my frustrations, I decided to drive by the SoWal office of the Department of Health. A number of us "gray hairs" were lined up to provide their names/phone numbers. Some have been on line for 60+ minutes. Again, providing their contact info, but not receiving a firm appointment date/time, due to technical issues.

As for those technical/phone problems, staff at the SoWal DOH office are claiming it's being caused by a "massive statewide" phone and internet outage. (Strange, considering I am typing and sending this Email without probems.....and my phone's working fine, too.....)

Heard an "aside comment" from a DOH employee that if this appointment process keeps hanging up, they may have to slip the actual vaccine schedule (dates and times) for us elders....

Stay tuned.... Perhaps a "film at eleven".... (or for our local newscasts, video at ten....)
Just got back from the health department...gave them out name and number...took about 3 minutes as there was no line.
 

Teresa

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Update

COVID-19 Senior Vaccination Appointment Request Form

Due to the technical difficulties and high call volume, if you are 65 or older and would like to schedule a COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment, please complete the following form. Information will be received by the Department of Health - Walton County and Health Department Staff will contact you based on appointment availability.

COVID-19 65+ Vaccination Appointment Request Form
 
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