As COVID-19 continues to be present in our community, Escambia County has several resources available at Myescambia.com/COVID19. This includes up-to-date information on test sites, vaccinations and resources. A dashboard is also available with current information on vaccination and hospitalization rates, updated Monday through Friday.
On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in individuals age 16 and up. It continues to be approved for emergency use authorization for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. Currently, 49.2% of Escambia County citizens are partially vaccinated, while 39.8% are fully vaccinated.
Vaccines are administered at several locations throughout the county, including Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart, Community Health Northwest Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. Other partners offering vaccinations include Publix, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. Please visit here for a full list of local vaccination sites or visit floridahealth.gov to find a vaccine near you.
The Florida Department of Health offers a call center at 866-779-6121. They can also be contacted by email at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.