Brevard County to begin scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccines

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The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County announced on Tuesday that they will soon offer free, appointment-only COVID-19 vaccinations.

They said that they will begin distributing the Moderna vaccine on Monday, January 4th. Those who are 65 and older and healthcare workers who provide direct patient care but who are not associated with a hospital system can make an appointment to receive one.

You can register to receive the vaccine at https://brevardcovidvaccine.eventbrite.com. You can also call 321-454-7141 but many have reported issues with the hotline. The County said that they are working on a solution.

They also told FOX 35 that residents should try again later if they run into issues.

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The vaccinations will reportedly be distributed via a drive-thru vaccination clinic at 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera between 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. A driver's license or healthcare badge is required.

After the vaccination, the health department said that you will park nearby for 15 minutes to be monitored for adverse reactions. Following this, you will receive a date for your second dose of the vaccine -- one month apart.

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