COVID-19 Community Report April 21, 2021

Apr 22, 2021, 08:54 AM by Emergency Management
Community Report 20-099 April 21, 2021 6:35 PM

Community Report 20-099 April 21, 2021 6:35 PM

EOC Activation Day 411

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in public places until we know more.

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings.

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

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 in Brevard, and the partners they support, have provided 93,691 vaccines since January 4, 2021

Per the Florida Department of Health, the total number of residents vaccinated in Brevard County is 244,689

  • 85,296 have received at least one dose
    • 73 % of over the age of 65
    • 60 % of over the age of 50
    • 44 % of over the age of 16
  • 123,724 have completed the full series

Emergency Management in coordination with the Department of Health and the Florida Division of Emergency Management have concluded the Extended Hour Vaccine Surge event at the Viera site, April 15 -April 20

Total vaccine administered: 1969

BCFR’s vaccine outreach program Operation Homebound continues to operate with 2 dedicated crews to the mission

Total vaccinated (as of 4/16): 828

  • 1st dose: 530
  • 2nd dose: 298

Emergency Management is partnering with Parks and Recreation to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at Isaac Campbell Community Center for the surrounding community on a walk-up basis

  • Thursday, April 22 from 10:00 AM –6:00 PM
  • No appointments necessary
  • Up to 400 doses of Moderna available

Emergency Management is partnering with the City of Melbourne to host one of the State’s Mobile Vaccine Vans at Lipscomb Park for the surrounding community on a walk-up basis

  • Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 AM –6:00 PM
  • No appointments necessary
  • Up to 400 doses of Moderna available

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:

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.

Friday, April 30 & Friday, May 14

  • Parrish Health and Fitness Center
  • 1:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Parking lot @ 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville

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 4/16/21

BPS Feeding Program6.5 Million Meals Distributed (9/16/20 - 4/16/21)
Food Banks16.2 Million Meals Distributed (3/12/20 - 4/2/21)
Meals on Wheel program6,852 Meals Distributed (as of 3/29/21 - 4/2/21)

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 : 62,797
Patrick Air Force BasePatrick Air Force Base COVID-19 Updates
Brevard Public Schools

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

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 26, 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, the Church of our Savior will hold their second dose vaccination event on Saturday, April 24

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 Johnson &Johnson vaccine pause is not a stop, nor a recall
  • The action was 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 type of blood clot

Per the CDC, as of April 21, more than 215 million doses of vaccines have been administered in the United States and 40.5% of the entire United States population over the age of 18 have been vaccinated.

As of Tuesday, April 20, the four federally-supported vaccine sites in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando & Miami will begin offering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for individuals ages 16+ to supplement pervious J&J efforts.

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