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DOH-Leon Announces Updated Plan for Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Distribution

By Pamela Saulsby

January 19, 2021

DOH-Leon Announces Updated Plan for Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Distribution 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 20, 2021

 DOH-Leon Announces Updated Plan for Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Distribution

The Florida Department of Health in Leon County (DOH-Leon) is coordinating with the Leon County Division of Emergency Management to contact people who received their first vaccination dose from DOH-Leon with instructions for their second dose appointments.

 The Everbridge mass notification system will be activated to let individuals know the time to return for their second COVID-19 vaccine appointment.  It will be a phone call first followed by a text. If clients confirm the call, it will not cycle through to a text message.

Receiving the second dose is a critical step in the COVID-19 vaccine process. Both doses are necessary to trigger the maximum immune response against COVID-19.  DOH-Leon strongly urges residents to be on alert and offers these tips for receiving the call:

  • Watch for phone or text messages with vaccine appointment information.
  • Answer Unknown numbers.
  • Check the settings on your phone to ensure unknown callers will be accepted and not blocked.  

In updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the agency now says there is no maximum time between a first and second COVID-19 vaccine. This allows a little more flexibility in scheduling. The additions to the CDC website were noted Monday January 11. Individuals should get their second shot for the Pfizer vaccine three weeks (or 21 days) after their first shot; for the Moderna vaccine, one month (or 28 days). People are advised to get their second vaccination as close to the recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible.

Below are details on the second dose schedule for the DOH-Leon vaccine clinic.

**This schedule overrides previous schedules and is the one that all second dose individuals should follow, with specific times of the day to be shared through the Everbridge notification system.

Second Dose Schedule at 2965 Municipal Way

1/23/2021 Saturday

2nd dose Moderna if you received 1st dose on 12/26/2020 at 9:00a.m.

1/28/2021 Thursday

2nd dose Moderna if you received 1st dose on 12/29/2021 and

2nd dose Moderna if you received 1st dose on 12/31/2021

1/30/2021 Saturday

2nd dose Pfizer if you received 1st dose on 1/9/2021

2/2/2021 Tuesday

2nd dose Moderna if you received your 1st dose on 1/2/2021                      

2nd dose Moderna if you received your 1st dose on 1/5/2021

2/9/2021 Tuesday

2nd dose Moderna if you received your 1st dose on 1/12/2021

2/13/2021 Saturday

2nd dose Moderna if you received your 1st dose on 1/16/2021

People with second-dose appointments at DOH-Leon will need to bring a government-issued photo identification card and their COVID-19 vaccination record card that they received after the first dose.

Note: Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

All our vaccination clinics are operating from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Clinics are tentative based on vaccine supply and could change. Clinics are at our Municipal Way Administration Building, but inclement weather and cold temperatures could change the location:

            Municipal Way Administration

            2965 Municipal Way

            Tallahassee, FL  32304

Additional updates on local vaccine distribution will be communicated through the DOH-Leon website http://leon.floridahealth.gov/, twitter account @healthyleonfl and local media.

Make sure you speak with your primary care doctor to answer any questions you have about the vaccine before you receive it.

For any additional questions about the vaccine at this time, the State COVID-19 Call Center can be reached by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVID-19@flhealth.gov  and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit floridahealthcovid19.gov.

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Media Contact:

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer

850-518-5015

Pamela.saulsby@flhealth.gov