Florida Tech SafeCOVID-19 News and Notices
Vaccination Locations & Updates
The university continues to recommend the wearing of face coverings indoors. However, fully vaccinated students, faculty, and staff are no longer required to wear face coverings indoors.
Brevard County Vaccine Information
Please visit the Brevard County Health Department webpage for more information regarding vaccine registrations and vaccine sites. You can also use the following website to locate vaccines: https://vaccinefinder.org/.
Publix, Walmart/Sam’s Club, and Winn-Dixie also provide the COVID-19 vaccine at specific locations throughout Brevard County for those deemed extremely vulnerable. Appointments for those locations can be made on the pharmacy’s website. Designated websites for each location include:
- Brevard County Health Department: http://brevard.floridahealth.gov/newsroom/2021/04/health-officials-expand-covid-19-vaccination-operations.html
- No appointment needed
- OMNI Health - Melbourne, FL https://www.omnihealthcare.com/
- Offering Moderna Vaccine to anyone 18 years of age and older
- Publix – https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida
- CVS - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
- Walgreens - https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
- Walmart – http://www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine
- Sam’s Club – http://www.samsclub.com/covid
- Winn-Dixie – https://www.winndixie.com/pharmacy/covid-vaccine
Federally Supported COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Eligible individuals are encouraged to preregister with the statewide preregistration system by either calling each county’s designated phone number – complete list of phone numbers available on the COVID-19 Vaccines in Florida webpage or visiting MyVaccine.FL.gov. Onsite walk-up registration will be available.
You can find more information by visiting https://www.flgov.com/2021/02/19/governor-ron-desantis-announces-four-covid-19-federally-supported-vaccination-sites.
Florida Tech Vaccine Policy
Florida Institute of Technology has implemented a vaccination policy effective Monday, March 8, 2021 recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and students. In accordance with Florida Tech’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our faculty and staff and their families, our students and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the executive leadership team reviewed recommendations from the Pandemic Response Team as well as information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.
All employees and students are recommended to receive the vaccination. Vaccine distribution and eligibility are determined by the Florida Department of Health. Florida Tech does not have the ability to accelerate the vaccination of our faculty, staff or students. Vaccination is advised regardless of a history of COVID illness.
The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to people living in the United States. However, your vaccination provider may bill your insurance company, Medicaid, or Medicare for an administration fee.
If you are vaccinated against COVID-19, you may still be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. After exposure, people can be infected with or “carry” the virus that causes COVID-19 but not feel sick or have any symptoms. All faculty, staff and students are asked to continue to follow the Florida Tech Safe Plan, including wearing a face mask correctly and consistently, avoiding large gatherings, practicing social distancing and frequent hand disinfection.
Vaccine distribution and eligibility are determined by the Florida Department of Health. For the latest vaccine information, visit the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/. Visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ for vaccine locations nearby.