That COVID-19 Vaccine Phone Number You Saw On TV? It’s Not Valid In Escambia County. Here’s The Local Plan.

January 26, 2021

That COVID-19 vaccine registration number you may have seen on the local TV news is not valid for Escambia County, the local health department said Monday.

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) currently does not have a COVID-19 vaccination automated scheduling system or call center. Phone numbers published are unique to each county; the number that aired over the weekend on local TV stations is only for some residents of south Florida.

When an automated scheduling system becomes available in Escambia County, more information will be published.

The health department in Escambia County is continuing to work through a list of individuals age 65 and older that previously completed a COVID-19 vaccine online interest form. Registration via the form has since closed.

During the week of January 18, 2021, FDOH-Escambia administered a total of 410 COVID-19 vaccines and distributed approximately 2,450 doses of vaccine through community partners. Those vaccine locations included Molino, Century and Pensacola.

As of Monday, 22,751 Escambia County residents have been vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed as follows this week in Escambia County:

  • Ascension Sacred Heart: 600 doses
  • Baptist Health Care: 600 doses
  • Community Health Northwest Florida: 800 doses
  • FDOH-Escambia: 500 doses
  • West Florida Hospital: Assessing distribution

FDOH-Escambia and partner organizations are in the process of contacting these individuals to schedule appointments. Please do not contact the providers directly for these appointments.


20 Responses to “That COVID-19 Vaccine Phone Number You Saw On TV? It’s Not Valid In Escambia County. Here’s The Local Plan.”

  1. David Huie Green on January 30th, 2021 10:31 pm

    “Where is the Adult Community Center in Cantonment located?”

    Per my buddy, Google, when I typed in Cantonment Community Center:

    Cantonment Senior Center
    Senior citizen center in Cantonment, Florida
    Address: 132 Mintz Ln, Cantonment, FL 32533
    Phone: (850) 968-6259

    (And if that isn’t what you want, a phone call can let you know.
    Ain’t Google wunnerful??)

  2. JustSaying on January 27th, 2021 8:18 pm

    Where is the Adult Community Center in Cantonment located?

  3. Love Jay Hospital on January 26th, 2021 11:03 pm

    I was lucky enough to be able to bring my 81yr old Momma to Jay Hospital this morning to get her vaccine and they were amazing! We walked straight into the building ( Dr. Smith’s old building), filled her paperwork for her and she was immediately brought in the back and they asked her a few questions, stuck her, we returned to the lobby to sit there for 15 minutes and then we were out of there. Several different office personnel was out there to help make things run smoothly. As a retired employee of 25 years, I want to say that I am still as proud of them now that I was back then!
    Way to keep up the great work Jay Hospital!

  4. Century on January 26th, 2021 10:50 pm

    They are none there now.

  5. Nancy Beaupre on January 26th, 2021 10:04 pm

    I am so confused about how to get an appointment for my mom 93 and myself 74. Why don’t you take names of everyone who wants one get a list divide between administration sites and have them set up appointments! Is anyone in charge!!

  6. Hero on January 26th, 2021 8:59 pm

    They did a clinic in Century I’m sorry you missed it but you contact the clinic in Century and see when they are doing another one.

  7. William Reynolds on January 26th, 2021 6:25 pm

    “They need to get the vaccines up to the Clinic in Century..Not just Cantonment.”

    And they did.

  8. Jerry on January 26th, 2021 5:03 pm

    Sacred Heart 9s doing a wo0nderful job getting people shots with the vaccine that is available. Escambia County as usual has dropped the ball. They have passed the doses that they had over to the local hospital to administer. They have NO system in place to give shots. Gov DeSantis should just send all of Escambia Counties allotment to Sacred Heart, they have a very efficient system in place at Olive Baptist and other places away from the hospital to administer the shots. Hospitals can do better than grocery stores, who can only give 75 shots per day. Let them sell groceries and let the experts do vaccines.

  9. Century on January 26th, 2021 4:40 pm

    They need to get the vaccines up to the Clinic in Century..Not just Cantonment.

  10. Arti Dailous on January 26th, 2021 3:50 pm

    I was able to sign up through the health department way back when they had the website open. Never heard a word from them. Seems like it was a waste of time. Still waiting to get lucky enough to get on the list somewhere for my vaccine.

  11. Jan on January 26th, 2021 2:01 pm

    My mother has tried unsuccessfully to get the shot or an appt for the vaccine. She was told she was on a waiting list when the vaccine first was available? She will be 80 this year and would really like to get the vaccination. I really don’t think there is any protocol that is followed to allow the seniors to be at the top of the list! It shouldn’t be this hard on the elderly!

  12. Fred on January 26th, 2021 1:16 pm

    @Emily – I agree, why would my SSN be necessary to get the shot? All you need is for some unscrupulous person to intercept or find that info in the office and it would be a treasure trove of identity theft material.

  13. David on January 26th, 2021 12:58 pm

    @ Jim Stanton

    You hit the nail on the head.

    Would say there is an overflow of misinformation….and everyone knows the from top down to local government and citizens spread the misinformation just as media on hearsay.
    Its called the sky is falling syndrome
    He said she said…lives!

  14. Gerome L.Baldwin on January 26th, 2021 12:52 pm

    I need to sign up for a covid -19 shot .How do I do it?

  15. Jimmy on January 26th, 2021 12:19 pm

    Was able to get appt through community adult center in cantonment for Thursday. Very friendly and helpful. Vaccinations are off site at Langley Bell Community Center with required appt. only.

  16. Jim Stanton on January 26th, 2021 11:35 am

    So the truth is, right now there is no plan. Way to go Escambia county!

  17. Thomas Davis on January 26th, 2021 9:11 am

    I know that the vaccine is being administered to people that are 65 and older. I am disabled at the age of 59. I am wanting to know if I could get the vaccine due to my disability caused by muscular dystrophy? Let me know. Thanks!

  18. Lou on January 26th, 2021 8:22 am

    Who is minding the store for Escambia County? This is the worst managed event during our time of crisis I’ve witnessed. The information coming from our local Health Dept and emergency management is Zero. There has to be a better way to manage this and get word out. The more vaccine and people receiving them will protect our community from Covid and passing on Covid. Who receives the vaccine, who manages and decides who gets them and Who is managing this??? No wonder our numbers keep climbing!!!

  19. Emily Fouche' on January 26th, 2021 8:08 am

    I got an email from Health Department to sign up for vaccine with Baptist. I started filling out the form, but stopped when it asked for my social security number. With all the scams going on these days I don’t want to give anyone my social. Be glad to give it to them when I go get vaccinated. Were any of you hesitant to give them you social security number?

  20. Bill on January 26th, 2021 5:32 am

    So the plan is there is no plan. I wonder how long it took to figure out all the logistics on that one. I get it though. It’s not like we knew a vaccine was coming or that people are getting sick and dying. No reason to figure it out ahead of time.

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