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Posted on: March 26, 2021


People sit on benches at Bernstein Park vaccination event,

Monroe County Emergency Management, Walgreens, the City of Islamorada, and the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County held three vaccination events in partnership on Wednesday, March 25. The vaccination events took place at Bernstein Park on Stock Island, Big Pine Park on Big Pine Key, and Founders Park in Islamorada. At the three events, approximately 800 residents were vaccinated. 

For more information or to sign up for the vaccine through the Florida Department of Health, visit Once pre-registered, you will be notified when appointments become available.   

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

Yesterday, Governor DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida.

Beginning on Monday, March 29, all individuals 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning on Monday, April 5, all individuals 18 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional Updates: 

  • The Department of Health is still prioritizing healthcare workers with direct patient contact to get vaccinated. Monroe County residents who are healthcare workers with direct patient contact can email, indicate they are a healthcare worker in Monroe County, and provide the name of the healthcare facility.
  • Residents who have registered on Sharecare can update their information at the Vaccine Assistant at  By doing so, the resident stays in control of their contact information and will get all communication from Sharecare going forward. Making any changes will not affect their place in line.   
  • Those who have registered and are waiting on a phone call for an appointment should answer unknown numbers. When answering, the phone system representative will announce themselves as “The Monroe County First Dose Scheduling Line.”
  • For those who have already been contacted to set up an appointment via Sharecare, they can check their appointment time at
  • For anyone who does not have access to the internet to register, they may call the toll-free line for Monroe County at 866-201-7069 or for TTY (Text Telephone Relay) at 833-990-2908. For additional assistance, please call the Monroe County helpline at 833-540-2081 or the Regional helpline at 833-540-2046.  
  • Those who are homebound and have not yet received a vaccination can email to submit a request for eligibility.

Visit this website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 vaccines in Monroe County:

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