Vaccines

Updated 6/2/2021

*New* Fact Check: 8 Persistent Myths about COVID-19 Vaccines

*NEW* INTERACTIVE VACCINATION LOCATOR MAP

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More information about vaccination from the State of Florida can be found here.

More information about vaccination from Palm Beach County can be found herehere and here.

Vaccine FAQ's 

Florida Health Vaccine Information Page

Provider Information for COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Flyer
To become a COVID-19 vaccine provider your organization must be enrolled in Florida SHOTS and the Vaccines for Children/Adult (VFC/VFA) Program.

COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Process for Providers Flyer 

REVISED VACCINE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Executive Order 21-79 revises vaccine guidelines for Florida residents. During this phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

All Floridians eligible to receive any COVID19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. Ages 18 and over for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 12 and over for Pfizer vaccine.

*NEW* PALM BEACH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES UPDATES ON NEXT PHASE OF FLORIDA'S COVID-19 RESPONSE AS STATE SURPASSES 10 MILLION FLORIDIANS VACCINATED
As Florida surpasses more than 10.1 million Floridians vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations are being transitioned to a locally-led effort through primary care providers, retail and pharmacy locations, county health departments under the Florida Department of Health and local governments. As a part of this transition, the Palm Beach County Health Department will coordinate with local community providers to ensure vaccine access for all Floridians.

A complete list of more than 2,000 alternate locations offering the COVID-19 vaccine is available here.

*NEW* PALM BEACH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISSUES UPDATES ON NEXT PHASE OF FLORIDA'S COVID-19 RESPONSE
As Florida approaches nearly 10 million Floridians vaccinated, COVID-19 testing is being transitioned to a locally-led effort through primary care providers, retail and pharmacy locations, county health departments under the Florida Department of Health (DOH), and local governments. As a part of this transition, the Palm Beach County Health Department will continue to coordinate with local community providers to ensure testing access for all Floridians.

VACCINES FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS
The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is providing vaccine appointments for homebound seniors. The state encourages homebound individuals to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at their home by filling out the survey available here, emailing 
[email protected] or by calling 866-779-6121Someone from the Florida Division of Emergency Management will contact you within 72 hours to collect more information and schedule your appointment. ​​

WEST PALM BEACH VA IS OFFERING THE COVID-19 VACCINE TO ALL VETERANS, REGARDLESS OF AGE, WHO RECEIVE CARE AT VA​
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is offering COVID-19 Vaccine for ALL eligible Veterans of all ages who receive care at the VA. The vaccine is offered by appointment and on a walk-in basis at Building 14 on our main campus in West Palm Beach from 10 am to 3 pm Monday – Friday. We are offering the vaccine by appointment only at select CBOCs. Veterans must already receive care at VA to get the COVID-19 Vaccine and be able to return to the same site for their second dose.

For more information visit www.westpalmbeach.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp.  

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People from the CDC

Guiding principles for fully vaccinated people are now provided.

  • Underscores that immunocompromised people need to consult their healthcare provider about these recommendations, even if fully vaccinated.
  • Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.
  • Clarification that fully vaccinated workers no longer need to be restricted from work following an exposure as long as they are asymptomatic.
  • Fully vaccinated residents of non-healthcare congregate settings no longer need to quarantine following a known exposure.
  • Fully vaccinated asymptomatic people without an exposure may be exempted from routine screening testing, if feasible.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AFTER GETTING A COVID-19 VACCINE​
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. See the CDC website for more information.​

CDC Vaccine Finder - Find Vaccines Near You
Florida Health Vaccine Information Page
Florida Health - Palm Beach County Vaccine Information Page
DOH Senior Hotline: 866-201-6754
Palm Beach County Health Care District Vaccine Information Page
Publix Pharmacy Vaccine Information Page (Walk-ins accepted)
CVS Pharmacy Vaccine Information Page  (Walk-ins accepted)
Winn Dixie Vaccine Information Page (Hypoluxo Rd, Lake Worth only​)
​Wal-Mart Vaccine Information Page 
Helix Virtual Medicine partners with Palm Beach International Airport to offer COVID-19 TESTING​
Vaccine FAQ's 

Possible Side Effects After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects. See the CDC website for more information.

CPT® codes for Novavax vaccine for COVID-19 are here

The CPT Editorial Panel has updated the code set to include vaccine and administration codes that are unique to the COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by Novavax Inc. The CPT codes are provisional and will be effective for use on the condition that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine receives approval or emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

For quick reference, the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has been assigned the following Category I CPT code and long descriptor:

91304
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, recombinant spike protein nanoparticle, saponin-based adjuvant, preservative free, 5 mcg/0.5mL dosage, for intramuscular use 

In addition to the new vaccine-specific product CPT code, the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has been issued a vaccine administration CPT code that is specific to its two-dose immunization schedule. For quick reference, the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has been assigned the following vaccine administration CPT codes and long descriptors: 

0041A
Immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, recombinant spike protein nanoparticle, saponin-based adjuvant, preservative free, 5 mcg/0.5mL dosage; first dose

0042A
Immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, recombinant spike protein nanoparticle, saponin-based adjuvant, preservative free, 5 mcg/0.5mL dosage; second dose

For full context, the short, medium and long descriptors for all the new vaccine-specific CPT codes can be accessed on the AMA website. Questions on CPT coding and content should be directed to the CPT Network, the authoritative source for CPT coding answers. You can also consult the AMA online library of COVID-19 CPT coding and guidance.

Free tool to find the right COVID-19 vaccine CPT® code
The AMA has developed a free tool to help clinical staff determine the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code combination for the type and dose of vaccine that they are using. It uses a series of questions to help you arrive at the appropriate code. These codes incorporate the specialized tracking needs of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid by identifying two code groups. One group identifies a specific vaccine product and the other provides a vaccine administration code that is both vaccine and dose specific.

Please visit the website to see the vaccine calculator for yourself. It is a useful tool in the response to COVID-19.