Brevard Health Department Says Residents Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Nearly Doubles
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2021
DOH-Brevard recommends anyone ages 12 and older to get vaccinated
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Brevard County, but so too are the number of people getting vaccinated, according to the Florida Department of Health.
With the newest weekly report of COVID-19 cases not anticipated until Friday, Aug. 6, Florida Department of Health-Brevard (DOH-Brevard) said they anticipate the report will reflect a spike in the number of people being vaccinated based on turnout at its Health Clinics and outreach programs this week.
Last week’s report from FDOH showed the number of people being vaccinated nearly doubled from the previous week, from 3,470 vaccinations to 6,825. Unfortunately, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Brevard County also climbed from 2,166 the previous week to 3,516. It was the third week in a row of rising numbers in both categories.
DOH-Brevard continues to offer two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, along with the one-dose Janssen vaccine, at all three of its Health Clinics in the County in Viera, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way; Melbourne, 601 E. University Blvd., and Titusville, 611 North Singleton Ave.
COVID vaccinations are offered on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It also continues to conduct vaccination outreach clinics, including one conducted Friday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Palm Bay and earlier this week at Brevard Zoo and the Merritt Island Pancake House, both of which included incentives such as free admission into the zoo and a free breakfast.
“Based on the vaccinations we’ve administered this week, I would expect the number of COVID vaccinations in Brevard to be higher this week,” said Anita Stremmel, assistant director at DOH-Brevard.