BayCare appreciates the community’s high level of interest in the COVID-19 vaccine, which represents a valuable tool in helping West Central Florida move beyond the pandemic. BayCare is working as efficiently and quickly as possible to support the community’s vaccination efforts, but like all providers across the country, its efforts are limited by vaccine supplies and team resources. The community’s patience is appreciated.
At this time, BayCare has paused almost all vaccination scheduling due to an exhausted vaccine supply. A limited number of vaccines are available for medically vulnerable patients, who will be contacted by BayCare to schedule appointments.
BayCare’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, since first receiving vaccines in late December from the State of Florida, have been in accordance with state guidelines, focusing on its healthcare workers most at risk of exposure, then on all patient-facing team members and physicians, and now serving, as possible, other healthcare workers in the community. BayCare Medical Group (BMG) is also supporting Florida’s guidelines that prioritize vaccines for those 65 years of age and older and the medically vulnerable, as vaccine supplies allow.
Due to uncertain and limited vaccination supplies, BayCare is administering all vaccinations by appointment only and in accordance with state guidance.
The State of Florida has assured BayCare it will receive enough vaccines to provide second doses to all individuals who received their first dose of a vaccine from BayCare. Those appointments have or will be scheduled to comply with manufacturer’s guidance and commensurate with vaccine supplies. Patience is very much appreciated.
BayCare encourages patients to keep abreast of all vaccination opportunities in the community. To help you prepare for when vaccines are readily available, BayCare has provided answers below to the most common questions.
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