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DOH-LAKE TO OFFER FREE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR PEOPLE AGE 65 AND OLDER – REGISTER NOW!

By Noelda Lopez

December 29, 2020

December 29, 2020

DOH-LAKE TO OFFER FREE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR PEOPLE AGE 65 AND OLDER – REGISTER NOW!

 

Noelda Lopez, Public Information Specialist

Noelda.Lopez@flhealth.gov

Office: 352-589-6424, After Hours: 352-728-7662

 

Eustis, FL. –The Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) is offering COVID- 19 vaccine to high-risk frontline health care workers and those 65 and older.

As per Executive Order 20-315, during this first phase we will be vaccinating the following populations:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff;
  • Persons 65 years of age and older; and
  • Health Care personnel with direct patient contact

Vaccination site schedules for the upcoming week are as follows:

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 – Saturday January 2, 2021

Cooper Memorial Library

2525 Oakley Seaver Dr.

Clermont, FL 34711

9:00am – 4:00 pm based on availability

Lake Sumter College

9501 US-441,

Leesburg, FL 34788

9:00am – 4:00 pm based on availability

 

There is no fee for the vaccine, and appointments will be necessary. You will need to register by calling (352) 742-4830 Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please bring identification and, if you are a healthcare worker, a copy of your medical license, ID badge or a current paystub. There may be an opportunity for walk-ins based on cancellations and availability of appointments.

As of this afternoon all DOH-Lake Testing Sites will be by appointment only in order to meet vaccination demand please call (352) 272-9284. For additional COVID-19 Testing locations visit https://www.lakecountyfl.gov/COVID-19/ or contact your private provider.

For questions, please call the DOH-Lake COVID-19 Hotline at (352) 742-4830 Monday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For general information on COVID-19 in Florida, visit www.floridahealth.gov/covid-19, email covid-19@flhealth.gov or call (866) 779-6121.

 

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19. The Moderna vaccine is a 2-dose series separated by 28 days.

According to CDC, both this disease and the vaccine are new. We don’t know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID- 19, you risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.

 

About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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