Published On: Sat, Mar 13th, 2021

Health Care District of Palm Beach County Opens Vaccination Appointment Requests to Adults 60 Years and Older

County Commissioner Robert S Weinroth’s office has announced the Health Care District of Palm Beach County has expanded COVID-19 vaccination appointment requests to adults 60 years and older. All eligible individuals are encouraged to complete the request form at the Health Care District’s website, Vaccine.hcdpbc.org/

Those eligible to be vaccinated beginning Monday, March 15, 2021 per Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-62 include:

  • Persons 60 years of age and older;
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact;
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older;
  • Firefighters 50 years of age and older; and
  • Persons deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as determined by a physician who provides an attestation that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria outlined in this Department of Health form.

“The Health Care District has the capacity to quickly schedule vaccination appointments for eligible adults and we encourage those who meet the criteria to log in and request an appointment,” said County Commissioner Robert S Weinroth. 

“We have administered nearly 85,000 vaccinations since our operations began in late December with the goal of getting shots into arms safely and efficiently to help achieve community immunity,” said Darcy J. Davis, Health Care District Chief Executive Officer. 

Those who submit appointment requests are asked to indicate in the “Reason for Appointment” box which of the above eligibility categories best applies. They are then placed in a virtual waiting room for scheduling on a first-come, first-serve basis. Depending on vaccine supply, eligible adults are being notified of an available appointment as quickly as a few days after submitting their online request. 

“Our dedicated teams work hard to ensure that the scheduling and appointment processes flow smoothly and result in a positive patient experience,” said Belma Andrić, MD, MPH, the Health Care District’s Chief Medical Officer. “We truly appreciate the many messages of gratitude we are receiving from those who are vaccinated.”

All registrations must be completed electronically at vaccine.hcdpbc.org/. For those with no internet access, the Health Care District’s helpline at 561.804.4115 is available to assist in English, Spanish and Creole. 

The Health Care District is operating three large-scale, appointment-only, walk-in vaccination sites at the South County Civic Center west of Delray Beach, the Burns Road Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and the South Florida Fairgrounds in suburban West Palm Beach.

These sites are supported by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue, United Way volunteers, Palm Beach County leadership and the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County.

About the Author

Robert Weinroth - Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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