Dec. 30, 2020 UPDATE:
AdventHealth in West Florida is continuing to prioritize vaccinations for team members.
Community vaccination, including those 65 years and older:
- At this time, AdventHealth is not providing vaccines to the general public, including those 65 years or older, at any hospital, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group practices.
- All information on vaccine distribution for the public will be posted on www.CoronavirusVaccineFacts.com
- Those interested can go to www.CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com to sign up for email updates on when vaccines will be available from AdventHealth.
Team member vaccination:
- AdventHealth has vaccinated more than 4,000 West Florida team members to date.
- Vaccinations for frontline AdventHealth team members are now underway at the following West Florida Division hospital locations:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood
- AdventHealth Connerton
- AdventHealth Dade City
- AdventHealth Lake Placid
- AdventHealth North Pinellas
- AdventHealth Ocala
- AdventHealth Sebring
- AdventHealth Tampa
- AdventHealth Wauchula
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills
COVID-19 vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (Updated Dec. 30, 2020)
AdventHealth has launched a COVID-19 vaccine resource website, www.CoronavirusVaccineFacts.com to help consumers learn more about the vaccine.
For other frequently asked questions:
Q: I am 65 years old (or older) and would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Are you offering vaccines at AdventHealth, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group practices?
A: At this time, AdventHealth is not offering vaccines to the general public, including those 65 or older, at any of our hospitals, AdventHealth Centra Care or AdventHealth Medical Group locations. We are following federal guidelines and are initially vaccinating our frontline health care workers to ensure they are protected as they care for our patients. We hope to provide vaccines to the general public, including those 65 years or older, in the future and will provide updates on www.CoronavirusVaccineFacts.com.
Q: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
A: Extensive clinical trials were conducted with thousands of participants to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine and generate scientific data and other information for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine its safety and effectiveness. You cannot get COVID-19 from a vaccine.
Q: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?
A: The vaccine helps you develop antibodies that make you less susceptible to the disease. It does not use the live virus that causes COVID-19.
Q: What should the public do in the meantime?
A: We strongly support community masking initiatives and are aggressively advocating team members and the public wear a mask whenever they are out in the community. Masks help reduce the transmission of any kind of droplets and, along with social distancing and frequent hand washing, are the best things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.