Community Report 20-103 May 19, 2021 7:30 PM
EOC Activation Day 439
CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19
Children 12 years and older are able to get the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 Vaccine
Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic, getting your child or teen vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss.
Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit by:
- Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
- Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
- Tell the doctor or nurse about any allergies your child may have.
- Comfort your child during the appointment.
- To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
- After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment
Florida COVID -19 Vaccine Priorities
(Revised 3/26, effective 4/5 per Executive Order 21-79)
Persons over 18 years of age
* All vaccines are approved for this age group
Persons 16 –17 years of age
* Requires parental or legal guardian consent
* Pfizer is the only FDA vaccine approved for this age group
Vaccine Operation Highlights
Florida Department of Health -Brevard, and the partners they support, have provided 110,931 vaccines since January 4, 2021
Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 261,814
- 47,880 have received at least one dose
- 48% of those 12plus
- 66% of those 50 plus
- 76% of those 65 plus
- 213,934 have completed the full series
BCFR’s vaccine outreach program Operation Homebound continues to operate with 2 dedicated crews to the mission
Total vaccinated (as of 5/18): 1,006
- 1st dose: 640
- 2nd dose: 366
The wait list has been cleared
In partnership with Florida Department of Health, Emergency Management, Library Services, Parks and Recreation, City of Cocoa, City of Melbourne, and City of Palm Bay partnered to conduct vaccine outreach events at either libraries or community centers
every Monday/Wednesday/Friday in May
- Vaccines distributed between May 12 to May 19:
- Cocoa Library: 30
- Melbourne Library: 19
- Port St. John: 15
- Tony Rosa Community Center: 12
- Total shots for entire May outreach operation: 135
Emergency Management, in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, Florida Division of Emergency Management and community partners are bringing the Mobile Vaccine Van to Brevard County
DOH has partnered with Library Services, Emergency Management and Health Heroes to conduct a Pfizer vaccine operation with an emphasis on increasing vaccine availability for children 12-17 but is open to anyone 12 plus
COVID-19 Vaccine Event Schedule May 2021
Dates subject to change based on availability
5/21 Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Pkwy., 10AM - 2PM
5/24 Cuyler Community Center, 2329 Harry T Moore, 10AM - 2PM
5/26 Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 415 Stone St., 10AM - 2PM
Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Van
5/21 10AM - 6PM Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 North Cocoa Blvd., Cocoa
5/24 10AM - 6PM Max K. Rodes Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave., West Melbourne
5/25 10AM - 6PM South Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco
5/25 10AM - 6PM Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Rd., Port St. John
5/25 10AM - 6PM McLarty Park Community Center, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge
5/26 10AM - 6PM Leonardo DRS Technologies, 100 North Babcock St., Melbourne, FL
5/28 10AM - 6PM Carver Park, 1092 Swan St., Melbourne
5/28 10AM - 6PM Thrifty Specialty Produce and Meats, 2135 Palm Bay Rd. NE #1, Palm Bay
5/29 10AM - 6PM Scottsmoor Community Association, 3724 Magoon Ave., Scottsmoor
6/4 10AM - 5PM Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne
June COVID-19 Vaccination Events 10AM - 2PM
Pfizer Vaccine Ages 12+
6/7 DeGroot Library, 6475 Minton Road SE, 2nd Dose 6/28
6/8 Titusville Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., 2nd Dose 6/29
6/9 Cocoa Library, 309 Forrest Ave., 2nd Dose 6/30
6/10 Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., 2nd Dose 7/1
6/11 Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., 2nd Dose 7/2
6/15 Cocoa Beach Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., 2nd Dose 7/6
6/16 Palm Bay Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd., NE, 2nd Dose 7/7
6/17 West Melbourne Library, 2755 Wingate Blvd., 2nd Dose 7/8
6/18 Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Pkwy., 2nd Dose 7/9
6/19 Port St. John Library, 6500 Carole Ave., 2nd Dose 7/10
Brevard County and Municipal COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
Appointments are required for all locations
Brevard County COVID-19 Testing Sites
EFSC Palm Bay Campus (State Operated Site)
- Drive through, no appointment required
- Monday Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM
- 250 Community College Parkway. (Use the entrance from San Filippo Dr. SE & Jupiter Blvd.)
- Testing available for adults and children of all ages
- Rapid antigen tests with results in as soon as 15 minutes now available
- Insurance information will be requested but is not required to receive a test
- There will be no copay or any fee charged
- Identification is no longer required but does expedite the process
Site will cease operations on Friday, May 21 at 5PM
- Appointment required, call 321-434-3131
- Monday - Saturday, 9 AM to 12 PM
- Pro Health & Fitness, 255 Borman Drive, Merritt Island
Appointment required for locations, call 321-268-6139 or text “covid test” to 321-204-1699.
Thursday, May 20
- Harry T. Moore Social Services Center
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- Parking lot @ 725 S Deleon Ave, Titusville
What your test results mean
If you test positive, stay home
- Separate yourself from others
- Rest and hydrate
If you test negative, prevent getting sick by
- Social distance
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands
Community Partner Operations as of 5/14/21
|BPS Feeding Program||7.5 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 5/14/21)|
|Food Banks||17.3 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 5/14/21)|
|Meals on Wheel program||8,744 Meals Distributed (as of 2/22/21 - 5/12/21)|
For information on food pantry locations and how to access additional help, utilize the United Way of Brevard’s COVID-19 Community Resource guide.
Brevard County Public Schools continue to offer meals for all children up to 18 years old at various food distribution sites.
The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department will participate in the Summer Break Spot Program beginning Monday, June 7, and running through
Friday, August 6, 2021. Any child age 18 or younger can receive a meal.
- Meals will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis; child must be present to receive food. Children may consume the meal at the site or take it with them. At lunchtime, on Fridays, children can receive a shelf stable weekend meal to take home,
along with their lunch meal.
- 12 Brevard Community Centers will be participating
EOC Partner Status
Brevard County Updates
Brevard County Government has a limited amount of funds to assist families who have lost a loved one due to Coronavirus.
The application for the program is available at the Community Action Agency (Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center, 415 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922), or via Brevard County’s Housing and Human Services website
Eligibility requirements include:
- Cause of death on the death certificate must be directly or indirectly related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Example of indirect –heart attack (main) exacerbated by coronavirus
- Brevard resident
- Household income must be below 150% of poverty ($39,300 for a family of 4)
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance and housing stability services for those impacted by COVID-19
Eligibility requirements include:
- Applicant is a resident of Brevard County.
- Applicant is at or below 80% of Area Median Income.
- The applicant must sign all required documents or their application will be rejected/denied.
- Documentation of all income from the entire Household as reported on the Household Income Section of the application (include 2 months of bank statements, pay stubs, etc., or a 2020 tax return (IRS Form 1040)).
- All members of a household must be accounted for in the application.
- For applications filled out by hand, please make sure that the writing is clear and legible.
Program statistics as of 5/7/21:
595 applications received since 2/12/21
- 414 (70%) from municipalities
- 181 (30%) from County (unincorporated)
- 124 approved, 12 denied
- 459 (returned due to insufficient supporting documentation or in processing)
- $554,627.35 in approved invoices
- Averaging $4,472.80 per household
State and National Updates
Emergency Management Coordinated with Brevard Parks and Recreation hosted one of the Mobile Vaccine Van to the Travis Park Community Center on Saturday, May 15th where 19 vaccines were administered
Emergency Management Coordinated with Brevard Parks and Recreation and the State to bring to their Mobile Vaccine Van for second shots to:
- Thursday, May 20 Isaac Campbell Community Center, 701 South St, Titusville
- Saturday, May 22 Lipscomb Park, 3420 Monroe St, Melbourne
Tuesday, May 25 will be the last day for individuals to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the federally-supported supported vaccination sites in Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville. The sites will close permanently on Wednesday, May 26
The CDC updated its guidance for fully vaccinated individuals within the United States. Per the guidance:
Can resume activities that were done did prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or social distancing
- Where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws
- Rules, and regulations, including local business
- Workplace guidance
Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:
Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777
State / National