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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Vaccine distribution is handled by the State of Florida and is not a City of Lakeland initiative.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You


Vaccine Eligibility/Updates

  • Central Florida Health Care Free Mobile Vaccination & TestingFor those who qualify (based on CDC guidelines), CFHC is providing COVID-19 screening & testing at no charge. Each location will be open from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., while supplies last. Call 866.234.8534 for more information about any of our testing locations.
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  • Eligibility Updates: The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.

  • FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

  • Updates from Governor DeSantis: Text FLCOVID19 to 888777.

All individuals 18 years of age and older and individuals 12-17 years of age with parent/guardian consent are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

In order for an individual aged 16-17 years old to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, a parent or guardian must:

  • Schedule the vaccine appointment.
  • Complete the electronic consent forms sent to you prior to your appointment. If the consent forms are not signed prior to the appointment, consent will be provided at the vaccination appointment location.
  • Accompany the minor to the site.

The Pfizer vaccine is available for individuals over the age of 16. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are only available for those over the age of 18.


The Florida Department of Health in Polk County continues to encourage individuals 18 years of age and older who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to register through Polk County’s vaccination portal.

Individuals may also call Polk County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 863.298.7500 for assistance in registering through the vaccine portal.

Disability Information & Access Line (DIAL)

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL), launched on June 8, 2021, connects callers to information about how to access the COVID-19 vaccine and related supports for people with disabilities. DIAL connects callers to vaccine sites and provides information related to barriers to vaccination by referring callers to local and national disability resources.

acl.gov/dial | 888.677.1199 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET | DIAL@n4a.org

Screenshot of myvaccine.fl.gov website; follow link for registration info

Who's Elibigle? 
State of Florida Preregistration for COVID-19 Vaccine

Who is eligible?
As of April 5, 2021, the following groups are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine;

  • Individuals 18+ Years of Age
  • Individuals 16-17 Years of Age with Parent/Guardian Consent
  • Long-Term Care Facility Residents & Staff* 
  • Healthcare Personnel with Direct Patient Contact
  • Individuals Deemed Extremely Vulnerable to COVID-19*

State Registration Number: 866.201.7132

Online Vaccine Registration - Polk County

Polk County has launched an online portal for people ages 65+ to register for the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. 

You must be able to provide proof of Florida residency at the time of your vaccination.

Polk County Vaccine Hotline: 863.298.7500
Open for seniors ages 65+, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Not yet available in Lakeland as of 3.11.2021.