Full-time and part-time Florida residents must provide proof of residence on the day of their appointments.
Manatee County will only book appointments for full-time and part-time Florida residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine going forward, officials said.
When Manatee County 311 operators call people in the registration stand-by pool, which has registered an estimated 143,000 people as of Thursday, they will ensure each prospective vaccine recipient is a Florida resident before following through on booking an appointment, according to a county statement.
Additionally, the county said proof of Florida residence will be required on the day of each appointment. Acceptable forms of ID include a valid Florida driver's license; a utility, cable or power bill in the resident's name with a Florida address; and a part-time rental agreement.
The decision was made in accordance with new guidelines from the Florida Department of Health, a county statement said. Public safety officials said few people have arrived from out of state to receive the vaccine, meaning demand will not decrease significantly.