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The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor COVID-19 and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. The Department is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners.
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7
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DOH-Jackson led a mass vaccination event Wednesday January 13, 2021. The event was a partnership provided to ensure that the available doses of the vaccine were quickly distributed to the masses. DOH-Jackson partnered with Jackson Hospital, PanCare Health, EMSs, local law enforcement, local churches, local doctors, county workers, the Marianna Women's Club and additional groups that volunteered to assist with traffic and other duties. The Moderna vaccine was administered across 10 drive through stations on the grounds, and it was available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for residents age 65 or older. This event enabled DOH-Jackson and community partners to distribute 1,750 vaccinations.
Through with Chew Week raises awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco use (chew, dip and snus) and the many effective resources available to quit smokeless tobacco use. During this Through With Chew Week, held February 21-27, 2021, the Tobacco Free Florida, DOH-Baker and Baker County’s Middle School SWAT Chapter encouraged smokeless tobacco users to set a quit date and create a personalized quit plan. Using Tobacco Free Florida’s free Quit Your Way tools and services was the suggested quit assistance source. As part of the effort to spread the Through with Chew Week message, Baker County’s Middle School SWAT Chapter created a display in the community.
The College of the Florida Keys, in partnership with DOH-Monroe, held Super Shot Sunday at which student nurses administered 400 vaccines under supervision of The College of the Florida Keys nursing staff. Other partners supporting this event included the City of Key West, the Key West Police Department, Key West Fire Rescue, Monroe Emergency Management, Lower Keys Medical Center and the Ocean Reef Medical Center.
During the first week in February 2021, the University of Central Florida, College of Nursing, Daytona Beach Campus helped to vaccinate the local 65 years of age and older community at the Fairgrounds in DeLand, Florida. Seniors enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program participated in this project as part of their public health clinical rotation by working under the direction of their clinical instructor, Sarah Martinez-Moore. The students worked collaboratively with the Volusia County Health Department, Volusia County Emergency Medical Services and Volusia County Fire Rescue. These partners assisted with medical screening, education and vaccinations. Being a part of this project allowed the students to enhance their knowledge of public health through education and in administering over 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
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