COVID-19 Community Report April 14, 2021

Apr 15, 2021, 09:11 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-098 April 14, 2021 7:45 PM

Community Report 20-098 April 14, 2021 7:45 PM

EOC Activation Day 404

How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family

  • Listen to their questions with empathy. The sheer amount of information—and misinformation—about COVID-19 vaccines can be overwhelming to anyone. You can help by listening without judgement and identifying the root of their concerns.
  • Ask open-ended questions to explore their concerns. Open-ended questions are meant to elicit more than a yes-or-no answer. Asking open-ended questions can help you understand what your friend or family member is worried about, where they learned any troubling information, and what they have done to get answers to their questions.
  • Ask permission to share information. Once you understand your friend or family member’s question or concern, ask if you can provide some information, and tell them where you get information you trust.
  • Help them find their own reason to get vaccinated. Everyone who chooses to get vaccinated does it for a reason -to protect their family, to protect their children, to be less anxious, to visit their parents, or to get back to activities like seeing friends, resuming work, or returning to school. After addressing concerns with empathy and facts, you can steer the conversation from "why not" to the important reasons that matter to them—their "why."
  • Help make their vaccination happen. Once someone decides on their “why,” help them make a commitment to get vaccinated. Help make the path to vaccination shorter, easier, and less stressful for them. Offer to help your family member or friend make a vaccination appointment at a location nearby and, if needed, go with them to the appointment.

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

Brevard Department of Health –Viera

2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Extended hours for April 15 to April 20

Ages 18 and up

DateTimeAvailable Doses
Thursday, April 154:00 PM
7:00 PM
Friday, April 164:00 PM
7:00 PM
Saturday, April 178:00 AM
7:00 PM
Sunday, April 188:00 AM
7:00 PM
Monday, April 194:00 PM
7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 204:00 AM
7:00 PM

No appointments will be required during the extended hours

Vaccine Operation Highlights

Florida Department of Health in Brevard, and the partners they support, have provided 84,078 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 203,922

85,396 have received at least one dose

  • 70% of over the age of 65
  • 56% of over the age of 50
  • 39% of over the age of 16

104,233 have completed the full series

Emergency Management partnered with the Parks and Recreation and the City of Cocoa to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at Joe Lee Smith, where 165 doses were administered to the surrounding community on a walk-up basis

The Florida Division of Emergency Management has launched a contact email for homebound seniors to register for the COVID-19 vaccine to be brought directly to them

To register, send your request and contact information to:

On Tuesday, April 13, the CDC and FDA paused the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

  • An action taken out of an abundance of caution as a result of very rare but serious adverse events related to blood clots
  • A primary reason for the pause is to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.
  • The Johnson &Johnson vaccine pause is not a stop, nor a recall
  • CDC will reconvene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) next Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance

Brevard County and Municipal COVID-19 Vaccine Locations


Pre-register for vaccine appointments online at

  • Call Brevard’s scheduling line: 866-201-5420
  • For individuals who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or who are deafblind a Brevard TTY has been established: 833-476-1525

Individuals receiving a vaccine are required to bring:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form
  • Identification form (FL ID, passport, healthcare badge, etc.)
  • Individuals with an out-of-state ID should also provide proof of residency or seasonal residency (examples: utility bill, property tax receipt, lease agreement for Florida property, etc.)
Cape Canaveral

To register for vaccine appointments:

Call 321-868-1204 leave a message with name and phone number

Cocoa Beach

To register for vaccine appointments:

Cocoa Beach online vaccine appointments

Call 321-868-3225 If you need assistance booking your appointments


To register for vaccine appointments:

Send an email to with your name and phone number

Palm Bay

To register for vaccine appointments:

COVID-19 Vaccines to Eligible Groups

Call: 321-726-2790 (line opens at Mondays at 9:00 AM until fully booked)

Satellite Beach

To register for vaccine appointments:

Call 321-773-4405, ext. 5 and leave a message with name and phone number


CVS COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Health First

Health First COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Omni Healthcare

Omni COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments

Email with your name and phone.

Scheduling line: (321) 802-5515.


Parrish Healthcare COVID 19 Vaccination Information and Appointments

Scheduling line: 321-268-6311


Publix COVID-19 vaccine Information and Appointments

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments


Walgreens Vaccination Information and Appointments


Walmart COVID-19 Vaccination Information and Appointments


Winn-Dixie COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Appointments

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

Health First

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, Thursday, 12 PM to 1 PM, at the Harry T. Moore Social Services Center parking lot, 725 S. Deleon Ave. Titusville
  • Friday, April 30 and May 17, 9 AM to 12 PM, at the Parrish Medical Offices parking lot, 7075 US 1 Port St. John
  • Saturday, April 17 9AM to 11 AM, at the Gibson Youth Center parking lot, 835 Sycamore St. 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 4/9/21

BPS Feeding Program6.2 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 4/9/21)
Food Banks16.2 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 4/2/21)
Meals on Wheel program8,101 Meals Distributed (as of 3/29/21 - 2/26/21)

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.

EOC Partner Status

2-1-1Cumulative COVID-19 Calls to date : 61,735
Patrick Air Force BasePatrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates
Brevard Public Schools

In partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Eastern Florida State College, Law Enforcement (Sherriff’s Office and Municipal Police Departments), and Emergency Management, a closed POD was conducted for educators, school staff, and law enforcement personnel 18 and over, administering vaccine to just under 600 people on Saturday

Brevard Public Schools Covid-19 Dashboard is now available, providing information on the schools with COVID-19 positive cases, as well as quarantine statistics for individual schools. The site is updated every Tuesday and Friday

Brevard Public Schools COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Updates.

Space Coast Area Transit

Call 321-633-1878 for more information or visit Space Coast Area Transit

Cape Canaveral

COVID19 vaccines are available, Call 321-868-1204 leave a message with name and phone number

Cape Canaveral COVID-19 Information


Face coverings are required in places open to the public

City of Cocoa COVID-19 Information

Cocoa Beach

COVID -19 vaccines are available. Register at Cocoa Beach online vaccine appointments

Call 321-868-3225 If you need assistance booking your appointments

Grant - Valkaria

Grant Valkaria COVID-19 Information


Town of Indialantic COVID-19 Information

Indian Harbour Beach

Indian Harbour Beach COVID-19 Information


Malabar COVID-19 Information or call 321-727-7764.


City of Melbourne COVID-19 Information

Melbourne BeachMelbourne Beach COVID-19 Information
Melbourne Village

E-mail Melbourne Village, call (321) 723-8300 or visit Melbourne Village website.

Palm Bay

Palm Bay COVID-19 information.

Palm Shores

Palm Shores Town hall is open to the public, face covering are required for anyone entering town hall.


The use of face masks is strongly encouraged within the city limits through April 30, 2021.

Rockledge COVID-19 Information

Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach COVID-19 Information


Titusville COVID-19 information

West Melbourne

The West Melbourne mask requirement in essential businesses has been extended to April 19, 2021

West Melbourne COVID-19 information

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.

State and National Updates

As part of the Governor’s partnership with faith-based groups to reach underserved communities, six churches in the Cocoa/Rockledge area collaborated for a vaccination event held at Cocoa West Community Center, administering vaccine to just under 900 peopleover the weekend.

The CDC and FDA recommended a pause use for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Watch Dr. Fauci answers questions about what you need to know about the pause.

The CDC updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated individuals within the United States. Per the guidance:

The CDC published technical instructions for the next phase of the Conditional Sailing Order requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating strategies to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19

Per the CDC, as of April 14, more than 194 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the United States and 37% of the entire United States population over the age of 18 have been vaccinated.

Contact Information

Brevard County

Brevard County Emergency Management is also providing updates via the following social media accounts:

Text Message Updates: Text BrevardEOC to 888-777

State / National