Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces New Eligibility Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccinations


As of April 5, all Florida residents 18 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up and the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons 18 and up.

All are encouraged to pre-register at Once pre-registered, you’ll be contacted when the vaccine is available in your area.

Floridians can also call the vaccine preregistration phone number for Okaloosa County at 850-344-0566.

Vaccines are also available at 150 CVS locations, 125 Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations, more than 70 Winn Dixie locations, soon-to-be over 600 Walgreens pharmacies, and every single one of the 730 Publix pharmacies across the state.