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State Surgeon General Issues Public Health Advisory Rescinding Previously Issued Advisories, Expanding Vaccine Eligibility, and Encouraging the Resumption of In-Person Government Operations and Services Statewide

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State Surgeon General Issues Public Health Advisory Rescinding Previously Issued Advisories, Expanding Vaccine Eligibility, and Encouraging the Resumption of In-Person Government Operations and Services StatewideTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory rescinding the public health advisories issued on March 25, 2020, June 22, 2020, July 21, 2020 and January 21, 2021. The Public Health Advisory also expands vaccine access and eligibility to any individual in Florida who is present in Florida for the purpose of providing goods or services for the benefit of residents and visitors of the state. Finally, the Public Health Advisory encourages government offices to conduct in-person operations and services.

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ALL PERSONS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE IN FLORIDA

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents shall be eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.

PERSONS AGES 16-17: The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. To download a copy of the form, click on the more information link below.

To see the latest Executive Order related to vaccine eligibility, click on the more information link below.

On April 29, Florida Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees issued a Public Health Advisory expanding vaccine eligibility to individuals present in Florida for the purpose of providing goods or services for the benefit of residents and visitors of the state.

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