Traffic builds as drivers line up for COVID-19 vaccinations

As of April 1, some 162,164 Brevard residents had received at least one dose of a vaccine and 91,383 had completed all required doses, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Traffic is backed up as motorists line up for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations at the Florida Department of Health in Brevard’s Viera Clinic at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way. Free vaccinations are offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

As of April 1, some 162,164 Brevard residents had received at least one dose of a vaccine and 91,383 had completed all required doses, according to the Florida Department of Health. 

Vaccines currently are available to persons 40 years of age and older, persons determined to be extremely vulnerable by a physician, health care workers with direct patient contact and long-term care facility residents and staff. 

But starting Monday, April 5, all Florida residents 18 and older, as well as teens who are 16 and 17 and receiving the Pfizer vaccine,  will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons 16 and up. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnsonvaccines are authorized for persons ages 18 and up. 

Individuals can register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov or calling 866-201-5420.