DOH-Brevard To Hold Vaccination Outreach Clinic on Saturday / The FAQs on Delta Variant

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – The Florida Department of Health-Brevard will hold its next COVID-19 vaccination outreach clinic on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., in Melbourne.

The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointments are required.

Anyone ages 12 and older are recommended to get a vaccine. Based on availability, the clinic will provide the first dose of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, with follow-up appointments for the second-dose, and also the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

Vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 are also available through your personal physician, urgent care centers and local pharmacies.

The spike in COVID-19 cases in Brevard County is attributed to the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Delta is twice as contagious as the original COVID-19.

Here are some FAQs on Delta:

What is a coronavirus Variant?

If COVID-19 spreads enough, it mutates.

Some of the mutations are more dangerous than others.

Some "Variants of Concern" (according to the @CDCgov) include 

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta

Are variants normal?

All viruses mutate and create variants...

unless we eliminate them.

And yes, viruses can be eliminated.

Can COVID-19 be controlled? 

Thanks to vaccinations, the following diseases are no longer run rampant in the US. (We can do the same with COVID-19!)

Do vaccines work against Delta?

Yes. All of them are effective against Delta.

How do variants happen?

If COVID-19 spreads enough, it mutates. 

Some of those mutations are more dangerous than others.

The best way to stop variants is to stop spread.

The best way to stop spread is vaccination.

Can vaccinated people spread Delta?


Even if a vaccinated person might not show symptoms or get sick, they can still spread Delta.

Please follow CDC recommendations: wash your hands frequently, social distance, use facial covering and get vaccinated.

So there's no point in getting the vax!


Getting vaxxed drastically reduces your chances of severe illness, hospitalization, and death.