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DOH Leon Provides Week 28 Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

By Pamela Saulsby

July 01, 2021

DOH Leon Provides Week 28 Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts 

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July 1, 2021

 

DOH Leon Provides Week 28 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 and multiple public and private sector partners, continues its mission to get eligible Leon County residents vaccinated as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible. 

This week, actions to continue a proactive approach to vaccination efforts in Leon County include the following as of June 29:

 

DOH Leon Vaccination Clinic Highlights:

  • We have so far sponsored 46 vaccination clinics.
  • We have successfully administered more than 29,900 doses through our health department to date.
  • The department continues offering vaccinations to people 12 years of age and older at the Roberts & Stevens Clinic at 1515 Old Bainbridge Road. Staff administer doses every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Walk-ups are welcome. Vaccine appointments are no longer required.
  • Our Community Health and Planning leadership team continues ground level, data-driven events, actively working with partners, to decrease vaccine hesitancy and increase access to vaccination sites.

 

Since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December 2020, Leon County has vaccinated a total of 131,794 people. Additionally, as of June 29, 50% of all eligible Leon County residents have received at least one vaccine dose. Please see the table below for a breakdown of COVID-19 vaccinations by age groups. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS BY AGE GROUPS (AS OF 06/29/2021)

Age Group

Total people Vaccinated (Percentage of age group population)

Series Complete (Percentage of age group population)

12-14

24%

16%

15-24

24%

20%

25-34

40%

34%

35-44

52%

45%

45-54

60%

54%

55-64

70%

64%

65+

86%

78%

ELIGIBLE (*)

50%

44%

TOTAL (**)

43%

38%

(*) ELIGIBLE includes eligible persons who have been vaccinated divided by the total number of people eligible for vaccinations in Leon
(**) TOTAL includes those vaccinated divided by the total population in Leon

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 Leon County “Vax Map.”

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 Report for COVID-19 in Leon County (6/27-7/3).  Our 7-day rolling average for new cases has averaged 11 per day for the past two weeks. So far for this week, the average number of confirmed cases has increased to 21 per day. The COVID-19 test positivity rate has been 3.27% for the past two weeks, and so far, this week, our positivity rate has increased to a 6.03% positivity rate. COVID-19-related hospitalizations have remained at low levels, and we have not yet confirmed new deaths in Leon County due to the virus within the last 2 weeks.  As of June 30, Leon County has a known total of 32,378 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 338 deaths. 

The Florida Department of Health will no longer update its COVID-19 dashboard and has suspended daily case and vaccine reports. Weekly updates are now posted on Fridays.

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 that the state’s call center will end operations at the end of August. COVID-19 inquiries will transition back to county health departments. Leon County residents with general questions about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine can call 850-404-6300, option 1. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Submitted by:

Pamela Saulsby | Public Information Officer