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DOH Leon Provides Week 25 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

By Pamela Saulsby

June 10, 2021

DOH Leon Provides Week 25 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts 

DOH Leon Provides Week 25 Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Tallahassee, FL --- The Department of Health in Leon County (DOH Leon) in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and multiple public and private sector partners, continues its mission to get all Leon County residents vaccinated as quickly, safely, and equitable as possible. All of this as we continue our collective efforts related to limiting the spread of the virus and protecting public health.

This week, actions to continue a proactive approach to vaccination efforts in Leon County include the following as of June 9:

New Developments:

The Florida Department of Health will no longer release a daily COVID-19 report of state cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and vaccination rates. FDOH will begin issuing a weekly report every Friday. In announcing the reason for the change last Friday (June 4), the Governor’s office stated that “COVID-19 cases have significantly decreased over the past year, and our state is returning to normal, with vaccines widely available throughout Florida.”

DOH Leon Vaccination Clinic Highlights:

  • We have so far sponsored 43 vaccination clinics.
  • We have successfully administered nearly 30,000 doses through our health department to date.
  • The vaccine team is administering Pfizer vaccinations to the 12 to 15-year-old priority group. Parents or guardians must be present for their child to receive the vaccine.
  • The department continues offering vaccinations to those 12 years of age and older at the Roberts & Stevens Clinic at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road. Staff will administer doses every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through the month of June.

 

 

Since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December 2020, Leon County has vaccinated a total of 126,652 people. Additionally, as of June 8, 48% of all eligible Leon County residents have been vaccinated. See the table below for COVID-19 vaccinations by age groups:

 

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS BY AGE GROUPS (AS OF 06/08/2021)

Age Group

Total people Vaccinated (Percentage of age group population)

Series Complete (Percentage of age group population)

12-14

16%

5%

15-24

22%

17%

25-34

38%

31%

35-44

49%

41%

45-54

58%

50%

55-64

68%

61%

65+

85%

77%

ELIGIBLE

48%

41%

Overall

42%

36%

 

The Leon County Vax Map helps citizens find convenient locations that offer COVID-19 vaccinations. The online easy-to-use resource allows users to select a location from the existing map or search for a known address. In addition, permanent and pop-up COVID-19 testing sites can also be found on the county’s “Vax Map.”

Among this week’s community mobile COVID-19 vaccination events: Old West Enrichment Center (2344 Lake Bradford Road) hosts a free COVID-19 vaccination event Thursday, June 10 in Tallahassee. The site will offer all three vaccines, with the Pfizer vaccine available to anyone 12 years of age and older. Minors will need a parent or guardian with them to receive the vaccine.  The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to people 18 years of age and older. An informational flyer for the event is attached.

The state continues to encourage homebound individuals to sign up and receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home. Individuals can begin the registration process by calling 833-930-3672 or email homeboundvaccines@cdrmaguire.com. Find and complete a pre-screening survey at: https://homebound.patientportalfl.com/.  Only individuals who meet the U.S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services criteria for homebound, are currently eligible for the vaccine.

Community partners continue programs offering free rides to help people reach their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.  2-1-1 Big Bend and Lyft are offering transportation to COVID-19 vaccination sites through the Lyft Ride United Program. The project provides safe and reliable door to door rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments at walk-up COVID-19 vaccination sites to those who are eligible to receive the vaccine. Rides can be set up by calling (850) 617-6325 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Additionally, Tallahassee’s Elder Care Services continues helping residents 60 years of age and older get to community vaccination sites. They can call (850) 921-5554 to schedule transportation. Individuals do not have to be officially enrolled in the Elder Care Services Program to take advantage of this opportunity.

Situation Update for COVID-19 in Leon County (6/06-6/12). Leon County COVID-19 key metrics are generally trending in the right direction. Our 7-day rolling average for new cases has averaged 18 per day for the past two weeks. So far for this week, the average number of cases has decreased to 12 per day.  The COVID-19 test positivity rate has been 3.57% for the past two weeks, and so far, this week, we have decreased to a 3.17% positivity rate. As of June 9, Leon County has a known total of 32,046 confirmed cases and 334 deaths.

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. Please note: The state’s call center will end operations at the end of August. COVID-19 inquiries will transition back to county health departments.

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Submitted by:

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer