Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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The City of Cocoa is dedicated to keeping our residents, business owners and customers safe by actively monitoring developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The City’s main priority is communicating best health practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community and amongst employees to ensure the delivery of our core municipal services.

We are working closely with partners at Brevard County Government and the Florida Department of Health to coordinate appropriate planning and response efforts and to share information with you regularly. We would like to thank you for your cooperation and strongly encourage you to continue following the Governor’s Executive Order and the Centers for Disease Control social distancing and prevention guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As we face this unprecedented health crisis, the City of Cocoa would like you to know that we are here for you. Continue to check this website for the latest information.

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COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines in Brevard County

Those currently eligible for vaccination in Florida are:

  • All individuals as prescribed by the FDA (typically that is 18 years of age and older for the Moderna and Johnson Johnson vaccines and 16 and older, with parental consent, for the Pfizer vaccine) are eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Those persons whom a physician deems to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. Such physician determinations shall include a statement that the patient meets the defined eligibility criteria established by a form prescribed by the Florida Department of Health. This form can be found at http://ww11.doh.state.fl.us/comm/_partners/covid19_report_archive/covid-physician-form/EO-21-47-Form.pdf.
  • Homebound citizens can apply for the vaccine through the State of Florida by e-mailing HomeboundVaccine@em.myflorida.com.

For a complete list of vaccine distribution locations for all eligible Florida residents, visit https://www.floridadisaster.org/covid19/vaccine/.

The following providers are taking appointments as vaccine doses are received. 

Florida Department of Health-Brevard

  • Effective Wednesday April 28, 2021, appointments are no longer required for at Florida Department of Health-Brevard Viera (2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera).  The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be offered, based on availability, Monday – Friday from 8:15AM – 11:15AM and 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Those arriving for vaccine will be provided directions upon entering the parking lot. More information can be found at the Florida Department of Health-Brevard website.

  • Wednesday, May 12th (10am-2pm): Cocoa Library (308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa) No appointment required.

  • Saturday, May 15th (10am-6pm): Travis Park Community Center (2001 Michigan Ave., Cocoa) No appointment required.

  • Wednesday, May 26th (10am-2pm): Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center (419 Stone St., Cocoa) No appointment required.

Brevard County Publix Locations

Brevard County CVS Locations

  • Brevard County CVS Pharmacy locations will be offering vaccine appointments online at CVS's COVID-19 webpage as well as accepting walk-ins.

Health First

Parrish Healthcare

Omni Healthcare

  • Omni Healthcare will be providing vaccines at 1344 S Apollo Blvd., Suite 2C, Melbourne.
  • To make an appointment call (321) 802-5515 or e-mail COVID@omnihealthcare.com.

Brevard County Walmart and Sam's Club Locations

Brevard County Winn Dixie Locations

  • Brevard County Winn Dixie locations will be offering vaccine appointments online at Winn Dixie's COVID-19 webpage and walk-ins are also welcome.
  • There are currently no locations available in the Cocoa community.

West Cocoa Pharmacy

  • (321) 305-6909

State-run federal partnership vaccine sites

  • Governor DeSantis announced the establishment of 4 COVID-19 Federally supported vaccination sites opening March 3, 2021. 
  • These sites will operate 7 days a week, 7a-7p.
  • Locations are:
    • Tampa Greyhound Track, 755 E. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
    • Valencia College - West Campus, 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32811
    • Gateway Mall, 5200 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208
    • Miami Dade Community College (North Campus), 11380 NW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167
  • The state will utilize the current preregistration system and work with local community organizations to proactively schedule appointments. To pre-register with the statewide system, visit https://myvaccine.fl.gov/.  

Vaccine Information

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Everyone should continue with mitigation practices as we await the vaccine and as distribution begins. 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus (and avoid exposing other people). 

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a cloth face cover in public.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect “high-touch” surfaces.

See more about preventing COVID-19.

Avoid Vaccine-Related Scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about COVID-19 vaccine product and distribution scams. With consumers anxious to achieve immunity, scammers may exploit the situation to rip-off Floridians.

To highlight the potential for vaccine-related fraud, the International Criminal Police Organization issued a global warning revealing that of 3,000 websites associated with online pharmacies suspected of selling illicit medicines and medical devices, more than half contained cyber threats, including phishing and spamming malware.

 Attorney General Moody released the following tips to help Floridians avoid COVID-19 vaccine-related scams:

  • Do not respond to solicitations about vaccines. Once a vaccine is approved and available to the public, availability will be announced by federal and state government agencies, with clear priority tiers and distribution guidelines; 
  • Never send money or financial information to anyone offering a COVID-19 vaccine or claiming the ability to expedite the process. Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be provided at no cost; however, vaccination providers will be able to charge an administration fee. Vaccine providers can get this fee reimbursed by the patient’s public or private insurance company or, for uninsured patients, by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Provider Relief Fund; and 
  • Report suspicious solicitations or COVID-19 vaccine-related advertisements to the Attorney General’s Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.
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