Palm Bay Offering Free Covid Vaccinations

Reid Friedson, PhD
3 min readApr 11, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris getting her coronavirus vaccination

Live in Palm Bay and want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus? Here’s your opportunity.

The City of Palm Bay will open a vaccination site on Friday April 9, 2021 at the Palm Bay Fire Rescue Headquarters next to Liberty Park at 899 Carlyle Avenue SE in Palm Bay.

This will be a free drive-through vaccination service “by appointment only.” The vaccination service will be “operated by Palm Bay Fire Rescue personnel” according to a news release from the City of Palm Bay.

Vaccinations in Palm Bay are being offered through a partnership between Brevard County Emergency Management and the Department of Health in Brevard County.

So how do you get an appointment in Palm Bay?

How to secure your coronavirus vaccination appointment

Vaccinations will be performed by appointment only. Registration is required. You can register starting on Monday April 5 at 9 a.m. So get registered. The City of Palm Bay’s vaccination site is appointment-only.

No walk-up vaccinations will be permitted

Asigned vaccination appointments will be provided on a first come first served basis until all appointment slots have been filled.

When you call to register, a representative will collect information needed to begin your vaccination paperwork.

To make a vaccination appointment, call (321) 726–2790. Phone lines will not be activated until 9 a.m. on Monday, April 5.

You will be assigned an appointment time oce you have completed the registration process For a seamless vaccination appointment, please arrive at the testing site on your designated appointment time.

Bring to your Vaccination appointment

Please bring a valid form of Identification (ID) such as a driver’s license, passport, etc. to your vaccination appointment so you can get your vaccination.

If your ID does not show a Florida address, please bring proof of full- or part-time Florida residency such as a utility bill, mortgage statement, etc. to prove you are who you say you are.


The City of Palm Bay must operate in accordance with State of Florida vaccination eligibility guidelines. All Floridians are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration as of April 5, 2021. The Moderna vaccine is authorized for individuals age 18 and up.

Vaccine Type

The City of Palm Bay has received doses of the Moderna vaccine through its partnership with Brevard County Emergency Management Brevard County Department of Health.

Please be advised the Moderna vaccine requires two doses. The first and second doses must be spaced twenty-eight (28) days apart. People who receive the Moderna vaccine at the City of Palm Bay distribution site will have the appointment for their second dose scheduled during their first visit.

Future Availability

Due to limited supplies, the City of Palm Bay’s distribution site will operate on a week-to-week basis. Future appointment availability will be determined by the weekly vaccine allotments received from the Florida Department of Health. Vaccine supplies are not up to Palm Bay but the State of Florida. The Florida Department of Health is an executive agency adminstered by Governor Ron Desantis.

The City of Palm Bay is committed to continuing its vaccine distribution partnership with Brevard County Emergency Management and the Department of Health in Brevard County. The City of Palm Bay will open additional vaccination appointments in coordination with the state and county as demand trends are documented and assessed.

You can visit the City of Palm Bay’s website at for vaccine information and to subscribe to receive news and updates.

CVS and Church of Our Savior in Palm Bay have also been offering free covid vaccinations. The church has been vaccinating hundreds of Hispanic residents while Governor Desantis faces criticism for downplaying and making false statements about the virus and favoring the wealthy in the vaccination process which he has recently attempted to remedy to some extent by expanding vaccination sites in less wealthy areas of the state.


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Reid Friedson, PhD

Multi-media essays on arts and sciences, culture and society, strategic law and politics, justice and spirituality, and metaphysics and converging technologies.