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Posted on: January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information (Source: DOH Okaloosa County)

DOH-Okaloosa is partnering with Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services and local Fire Departments to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only to priority groups identified in the statewide vaccination plan.

DOH-Okaloosa will announce additional vaccination clinic events when details are finalized. There is no waiting list for appointments. You will be unable to schedule an appointment until details about future vaccine events have been announced.

Appointments are required for this vaccination clinic and will not be scheduled on site. Do not arrive at the vaccination site without an appointment. Anyone born in January 1956 or earlier are eligible for a vaccine appointment. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 850-344-0566 on Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone lines may experience delays due to high call volume. Additional open vaccination clinics which do not require appointments may be available in the future based on vaccine availability.

Individuals must complete a vaccine screening and consent form to confirm eligibility. Please review the forms below before your vaccination appointment. The forms can be read and printed by clicking the links below. Please print and complete the Screening and Consent Form before your appointment, if possible: 

A valid government-issued ID must also be shown at the vaccination site. This can include a passport, driver’s license or military identification card.  

The vaccination provided will be the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. A second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is required one month after the first dose. Additional vaccination clinics will be scheduled to provide the second dose. This vaccine was authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization. For additional information on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/.

DOH-Okaloosa is following Executive Order 20-315 which outlines that providers can only administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the following groups:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff. 
  • Persons 65 years of age and older. 
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact. 
  • Hospital providers, however, also may vaccinate persons who they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

You should not get the vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, or if you had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine. Let your vaccination provider know about any allergies you have.

Information about the statewide vaccination distribution plan can be found on the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

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