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DOH-LAKE EXPANDS COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION EFFORTS

By Noelda Lopez

March 01, 2021

 

March 1, 2021

DOH-LAKE EXPANDS COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION EFFORTS

“By Partnering with Local Faith Base Churches & Organizations”

 

Noelda Lopez, Public Information Specialist

LakePIO@flhealth.gov

Office: 352-589-6424, After Hours: 352-729-1754

Eustis, FL. – Since February 11, 2021, the Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) has partnered with over 15 local churches of all denominations and organizations to expand Covid-19 immunization to area residents through closed points of dispensing (PODs). So far, we have serviced over 1,000 members.

“These partnerships have allowed us to reach many more people in our community which we weren’t able to reach through our traditional immunizations efforts” said Aaron Kissler Health Officer of the Florida Department of Health in Lake County. “Getting us closer to our goal of immunizing all those currently covered under the governors executive order.”

Any organization that meets the current governor’s executive order and will like to take part of our closed PODs can send us an email to CHD35Webmaster@flhealth.gov . Please be patient with us as we process your requests. We are experiencing a high volume, and we may have to combine some closed PODs.

 

The Lake Square Mall Immunization site is available by appointment only. Residents interested in 1st doses can preregister at http://myvaccine.fl.gov or by phone at 866-201-6909 (or 833- 476-1031 for TTY users).  If you have any questions you can call the Helpline at 833-540-2052.

 

As a reminder, we continue 2nd dose only COVID-19 immunizations at the Groveland Amazon site located at 7453 Republic Drive, Groveland from 8 A.M to 11:30 A.M Monday thru Friday till further notice based on vaccine availability. Scheduled 2nd doses are also being administer by appointment at the St Patrick Catholic Church site.

As per Executive Order 20-315, during this first phase we’ll continue to vaccinate 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. Hospital providers however may also vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

For the latest local immunization information, visit our website at lake.floridahealth.gov or follow us on Twitter at @FLHealthLake.

For general information on COVID-19 in Florida, visit www.floridahealth.gov/covid-19, email covid-19@flhealth.gov or call (866) 779-6121


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