Public Safety Director, Ralph Franklin
Media Contact: Denise Whitehead, Public Information Officer
Ph. 863-763-3212 or 863-801-0977
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Okeechobee Vaccine Distribution Scheduled
02/09/2021 OKEECHOBEE, FL: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County will be offering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 at the OKEECHOBEE AGRI-CIVIC CENTER (4601 Fl Hwy 710 East) for eligible recipients according to state guidelines (individuals 65 years of age or older or direct health care workers). The Department of Health in Okeechobee anticipates 450 doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will be available for this distribution based on APPOINTMENTS ONLY registered through the new Florida Registration System only.
- APPOINTMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED. To pre-register go to myvaccine.fl.gov or by calling 866-201-1060. You will be contacted when an appointment becomes available.
- This will be a DRIVE THROUGH event where participants will remain in their vehicles at all times.
- Please enter through the gates on Fl Hwy 710 no more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.
- Proof of Florida residency is required. Go to okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/covid.html for residency documentation requirements.
This distribution is for first dose vaccinations only. Anyone needing a second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will receive a call to schedule an appointment for their second dose if they received their first dose from the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County. This call will be made when the second dose is provided to the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County.
Okeechobee County continues to work closely with Department of Health officials to offer any support and resources necessary to ensure the community needs can be met. All questions regarding proof of Florida residency should be directed to the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County at 863-462-5800, Florida’s COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at +1 (866) 779-6121 or email [email protected].
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