In a message released Tuesday evening, David Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for UF Health Affairs and president of UF Health, shared the news that UF Health is moving to the next stage of its COVID-19 vaccination program and is working with the state Department of Health in Alachua County as it lays the groundwork for local efforts to vaccinate the wider community.
UF Health patients ages 65 and older who are residents of Alachua County and have accessed the health system within the past 12 months are expected to begin receiving notices this week through their online MyUFHealth accounts offering appointments to vaccinations. That criteria will be expanded in the coming days and weeks to include additional UF Health patients as vaccine supplies increase.
Faculty Conversations with Mike Lauzardo continue next week
Faculty are encouraged to sign up to attend a session next Monday or Tuesday for the latest information and to ask questions in an informal, small-group setting.
City of Gainesville Telephone Town Hall
Dr. Nelson joined Gainesville community leaders for a telephone town hall Wednesday evening to discuss the safety, efficacy and distribution of coronavirus vaccines. If you missed it and are interested in hearing more, check out this recording.