CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)
Flagler County continues to work with our local and state partners to address COVID-19 local impacts. Even though Florida Department of Health serves as the official lead agency for public health matters, such as COVID-19, our Emergency Management Office, along with our local partners are working closely to address our community’s needs.
The Florida Department of Health – Flagler (sometimes referred to as the Flagler County Health Department) is the State Agency in charge of both public COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 vaccinations. Flagler County, through its emergency management office, is providing them with support when requested.
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 INFORMATION HOTLINE: 866-779-6121
The State of Florida, through its Department of Health, is leading statewide vaccination efforts at locations in all of Florida’s counties.
Additionally, the following private sector partners are also offering vaccines at some of their Florida locations (changes are made daily):
- In the coming months, many primary care providers and pharmacies will also be offering the vaccine too.
The State of Florida, through its Department of Health – Flagler, is operating an appointment based drive-thru vaccination site, for Florida residents, at the Flagler County Fairgrounds. At this time only those Florida residents who are 65 years old or older and healthcare workers are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Until the State is able to roll-out its own appointment system, Flagler County Emergency Management is temporarily filling this void with the following options:
- Online appointments: There are currently no appointments available. This message will be replaced with a link when appointments are available.
- Phone appointments via a call back list: By calling 386-313-4200, Mon – Fri 9am-4pm (except for County Holidays) you may be added to a list of people who will be called back and given appointments as the vaccines are made available.
To be notified of online appointment availability, please sign-up for our FLAGLERCOVID text alert service.
- Residents may sign up for COVID-19 text alerts on their mobile phone, by texting the single word FLAGLERCOVID to the mobile phone number 888777. These alerts will provide updates on vaccine and testing availability.
Please expect it to take many months, before there is adequate vaccine available for everyone in our community.
Q: Who is allowed to receive vaccines at this time?
A: Per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-315, the Florida Department of Health – Flagler is only allowed to provide vaccines to Florida residents who are healthcare workers or 65 years old and older.
Q: How can I stay informed as to vaccine availability?
A: In addition to this website, residents may sign-up for text message alerts on vaccine availability and COVID-19 testing opportunities by texting the single word FLAGLERCOVID to the phone number 888-777. Also, we encourage you to follow FlaglerEOC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Q: Can I get on a list to get the vaccine when appointments are available?
A: Yes, we have a list of people, who wish to be called back to schedule appointments when the vaccine is available. As vaccine is made available, people on this list will be called back and offered an appointment. You may not hear back from us for months, it all depends on the availability of vaccines. To be added to the list please call 386-313-4200, Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm (except for County holidays)
Q: I am homebound, how can I get the vaccine?
A: We are creating a list of homebound residents who are interested in receiving the vaccine. Once we have adequate supplies of the vaccines we will attempt to schedule a home visit. You may not hear back from us for months, it all depends on the availability of vaccines. To be added to the list please call 386-313-4200, Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
Q: How do I schedule a second dose (vaccine) appointment?
A: Second doses of the vaccine (Moderna) offered at the Flagler County Fairgrounds site do not have to be obtained in the same location where you got the first dose. You may obtain your second vaccine dose anywhere it is available (though you must verify that it is the same vaccine). Those seeking second doses of the Moderna vaccine may schedule an appointment, when they are available, in the same manner as described above under the VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS heading.
If you received a COVID-19 vaccine at the Flagler County Fairgrounds site prior to January 14, 2021 the Florida Department of Health - Flagler will order your second dose. You will be called approximately a week before your second dose is due and provided with an appointment date and time. You will be called at the phone number you provided when you received the first dose.
Q: If I have an appointment, where do I go?
A: Flagler County Fairgrounds:
150 Sawgrass Rd, Bunnell, FL 32110
Prepare before you go:
- All individuals must bring a government-issued ID. If that ID does not show a current Florida address, then you must also bring additional proof of Florida residency, such as a lease, utility bill, or mortgage statement showing your current Florida address.
- Healthcare Workers (HCW) must also bring employer issued ID, validating your HCW status
What to expect when you arrive for your appointment:
- Vaccinations will be provided in a drive through style, at no cost to the patient
- Anyone without an appointment will be turned away
- Anyone without proof of Florida Residency will be turned away
- Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment
- You will be asked to show your government-issued ID
- You will be asked to show proof of Florida residency
- Your appointment will then be verified
- You will be provided with a vaccination fact sheet and asked to complete an FDOH Vaccine Consent Form.
- You will then receive your vaccine, while remaining in your car.
- Following the administration of the vaccine, you will wait for at least 15 minutes to ensure that you are not having an unexpected reaction to the vaccine.
- After the waiting period, you will be cleared by medical personnel and allowed to leave.
Where can I find information about the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Where can I find information about the COVID-19 Testing?
- Please CLICK HERE for the latest information
Current Service Modifications in Place
- Government Services Building and Courthouse: Visitors will be screened for temperatures at the entrance and use of face coverings is required.
- Parks and park facilities: Parks and park amenities are open. Residents are reminded to observe social distancing. Rentals of pavilions and community are open – gatherings at rented community centers and pavilions may not exceed 50% of standing room capacity.
- Interactive programs and use of our meeting room space (no more than 50 people) will resume at this time. Library staff will continue to make available via Facebook and YouTube online videos for story time, crafts and computer related instruction.
- Curbside service will continue. Use of virtual/online resources is highly encouraged.
- Passport service will be available at Palm Coast no appointment needed except on Saturday and Bunnell is by appointment only.
- Interlibrary Loan service will resume. No donations at this time.
- The Library bookshop will re-open at 50% capacity.
- Quiet reading room will re-open at 50% capacity.
- Palm Coast Location Hours- Monday and Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am– 5 pm
- Bunnell Location Hours– Monday through Friday 9 am – 5pm
- Entering the Library: All patrons must wear a face mask and have a temperature check upon entering. Use of hand sanitizer is strongly recommended.
- Library Capacities: Total allowed in Palm Coast during phase 2 = @50% = 250 Total allowed in Bunnell during phase 2 = 50 @ 50% = 24
- Services: Computer use will resume to normal at two hours per day per patron.
- Social Services: Adult Daycare and the Wickline Center are closed until further notice. All other services are operational, though social distancing measures have been implemented to protect residents and Social Services employees. For more information, call Flagler County Social Services at (386)-586-2324.