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Important Updates Regarding Expanding Populations Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines to Persons 50 Years and Older, Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations, and Health Care Provider Telephone Conference Call

Posted 27 days ago by Arlene Wright

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Important Updates Regarding Expanding Populations Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines to Persons 50 Years and Older, Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations, and Health Care Provider Telephone Conference Call

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March 22, 2021

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Expanding Eligible Populations to Persons 50 Years and Older to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

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Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-67 (amending Executive Order 20-315), expanding the populations eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Florida. Effective March 22, 2021, health care providers may administer COVID-19 vaccines to persons 50 years and older. Other populations eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are long-term care facility residents and staff, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.

As authorized in Executive Order 20-315, hospital providers may continue to vaccinate individuals ages 16 to 64 who are medically vulnerable. All health care providers authorized to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Florida may vaccinate patients deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by a physician.

Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Agency for Health Care Administration is offering free transportation for Florida Medicaid recipients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who qualify can review the Medicaid Transportation for COVID-19 Vaccinations flyer to schedule an appointment and a ride to a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Health Care Provider Telephone Conference Call Information

The health care provider telephone conference call is held monthly, the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. Participants are asked to email questions in advance to Provider.COVID19@flhealth.gov no later than close of business on the Monday preceding the call. All participants will be muted during these calls to help streamline information delivery. The State Surgeon General, Dr. Scott A. Rivkees, will provide updates from the Department of Health on the COVID-19 response efforts and address questions submitted from health care providers. This call is not transcribed or recorded. If you are interested in joining next month’s telephone conference call, please see the updated call-in information below:

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m., ET
Call-In Number: 888-585-9008
Conference Room ID: 208-305-233
Submit Questions in Advance: Provider.COVID19@flhealth.gov

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