IRC to offer walk-up vaccine clinics

Today, Indian River County announced that the Department of Health in Indian River County will hold three walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Indian River County Fairgrounds drive-thru site during the month of April. These clinics will be open to the public and appointments are not required:

• Saturday, April 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (300 first dose shots)

• Friday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (450 first dose shots)

• Friday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (450 first dose shots)

The County vaccination events at the Fairgrounds are currently utilizing the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is authorized for persons 16 years of age and up. Residents who are 16 or 17 years old are required to have a parent or guardian present at the vaccination appointment to provide the standard consent for the vaccination. For information on persons who may consent to medical care or treatment of a minor, please see Section 743.0645, Florida Statutes. Appointments are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the walk-up clinics on April 10, 16 and 23. All residents must provide a valid ID to verify age. The County will continue to offer COVID-19 first dose appointments through the Everbridge waitlist system.

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