Vaccine distribution is handled by the State of Florida and is not a City of Lakeland initiative.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations as of 8/23/2021 at 1 p.m.:
428 Patients Hospitalized: 78 Vaccinated, 350 Unvaccinated
56 Patients in ICU: 14 Vaccinated, 42 Unvaccinated
49 Patients on Ventilators: 8 Vaccinated, 41 Unvaccinated
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You:
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:
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.
Who is eligible?
As of April 5, 2021, the following groups are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine;
State Registration Number: 866.201.7132
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.