Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401


Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401


Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ 2022

Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine as a student?

Yes. In Florida, if you are above the age of five, you can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with parental consent. If you are 18 or older, you can receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Where can I sign up to get vaccinated?

In Palm Beach County, there are three types of locations where vaccinations are being offered.

1) Palm Beach County-operated sites

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at the South Florida Fairgrounds, South County Civic Center, and the Burns Road Community Center. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

2) Pharmacies

The vaccine type availability varies by pharmacy location and the day you go. 

     – CVS Pharmacy. Click here to book an appointment.

     – Publix. Click here to book an appointment.

     – Walmart: Click here to book an appointment (try to go in right before midnight).

     – Walgreens. Click here to book an appointment or call 1-800-WALGREENS.

     – Winn-Dixie: Click here to book an appointment.

3) State pre-registration system for state-run sites

Florida has a statewide system that notifies you when appointments are available at nearby state-run COVID-19 vaccine sites. To register online, click here. To register over the phone, call 866-201-6754. You’ll be asked to provide personal information, such as if you are an EpiPen user, if you can prove your Florida residency, your date of birth, etc.

Are the vaccines safe?

Yes. The vaccines have been thoroughly and extensively monitored to ensure they are safe, and they have met the FDA’s standards for emergency use authorization. Side effects reported after vaccination include swelling at the injection site, muscle pain, chills, and nausea.

Anaphylaxis is extremely rare, but if you have known allergies, it’s recommended to bring your EpiPen to the vaccine site. You will also be asked to remain at the vaccination site for at least 15 minutes after vaccination in case of a severe allergic reaction. If you have a penicillin or penicillin-based medication allergy, it is also safe for you to take the vaccine. However, if you are allergic to an ingredient in the vaccines such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) or polysorbate, consult an allergist before receiving a shot. For a full list of the ingredients for the vaccines, click on the links below.

Any recent news regarding COVID-19 vaccines?

Booster shots are available in the following conditions:

Booster shots are available for everyone 16 and older who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine six or more months ago.

5-11 year olds who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can receive an additional dose of a vaccine 28 days after their shot. Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for this use. 

Booster shots are also available for those who received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine two or more months ago and are 18 and older.

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