A City effort that aims to increase the vaccination rate among employees of local businesses is getting a strong response. The initiative, part of the City’s Race to Trace Program through the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), brings vaccines to businesses that request it.
City spokeswoman Melissa Berthier said, “FDOH has shared that their phone has not stopped ringing for the Race to Trace program and they are fully booked for August.”
Since the program began earlier this summer, 72 businesses have committed to the on-site vaccinations: 7 cultural venues, 36 hotels, 27 restaurants, and 2 “other”, Berthier said. The number of vaccines administered so far is 397.
Vaccines are administered by nurses or physicians. If you’re interested in scheduling on-location vaccinations for your employees, you only have to provide a contact name, phone number, email address, business name and address, and the type of business. Click here for more information.
The program is made possible by a grant from The Rockefeller Foundation.
UPDATED August 21, 11 am to reflect the program began earlier in the summer. The City undertook an intense marketing campaign a week ago.
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