Sarah Prohaska, City of Port St. Lucie Communications Director
What: The City of Port St. Lucie, in a public/private partnership between the City and Dr. Mark Pamer, is hosting a free, COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
When: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public and walk-ins welcome.
Where: Somerset College Preparatory Academy, 725 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986. The clinic will be on the second floor of Somerset College Preparatory Academy during its Back to School Bash.
Why: The clinic will be administering the single-dose vaccine of Johnson & Johnson, recommended for adults 18 and older. The clinic also will be distributing a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, approved for people 12 and older. COVID-19 vaccines are free.
For more information, visit www.cityofpsl.com/vaccine
What to bring to your appointment: Bring a valid form of ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) to your vaccination appointment. If your ID does not list a Florida address, you will be asked a series of simple questions such as, “While you are in Florida, are you providing goods or services that benefit residents and visitors in Florida?”
Vaccine eligibility: Port St. Lucie must operate in accordance with Florida’s vaccination eligibility guidelines.As of April 19, all adult Floridians or out-of-state residents who are in Florida to provide goods or services that benefit residents and visitors are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for individuals 12 years old and older; anyone younger than 18 years old is required to have a parent or guardian present at the time of the vaccine. Individuals 18 years old and older are eligible for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Vaccine type: The Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County distributes vaccines throughout the county. The type of vaccines distributed is based on state and federal supply lines. To date, most vaccines received in St. Lucie County have been Pfizer. The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, spaced 21 days apart. Individuals who receive the Pfizer vaccine at the Port St. Lucie distribution site will have the appointment for their second dose scheduled during their initial visit. This clinic will also have a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires one dose.
The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities. With over 202,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s seventh-largest city by population (South Florida’s third largest city). The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. The City provides most traditional municipal services including law enforcement, water and sewer and public works. For more information, visit www.cityofpsl.comFor more information, visit www.cityofpsl.com